Translation of afraid in Spanish:

afraid

Pronunciation /əˈfreɪd//əˈfreɪd/

adjective

  • 1

    (scared)
    don't be afraid, he won't bite you no tengas miedo que no te muerde
    • to be afraid of sb/sth/-ing
    • he is afraid of the dark le tiene miedo a la oscuridad
    • he's afraid of her le tiene miedo
    • there's nothing to be afraid of no tienes nada que temer
    • she's not afraid of anything or anybody no le tiene miedo / no le teme a nada ni a nadie
    • what are you afraid of? ¿de qué tienes miedo?
    • I was afraid of falling/missing the train tenía miedo de caerme/perder el tren
    • I'm not afraid of hard work a mí el trabajo no me asusta
    • Liz can't come — I was afraid of that Liz no puede venir — ya me lo temía
    • to be afraid to + inf
    • he's afraid to go into the cellar le da miedo entrar en el sótano
    • never be afraid to ask for help si necesitas ayuda, no tengas miedo de pedirla
    • to be afraid for sth/sb temer por algo/algn
    • I'm afraid for this country's future temo por el futuro del país
    • to be afraid (that) tener miedo de que + subj
    • I was afraid you'd be offended tenía miedo de que te ofendieras
    • I'm afraid (that) he may have left already me temo que puede que ya se haya ido
    • It has certainly exacerbated the extent to which people are afraid of terrorist attacks.
    • Some are afraid of retaliation because they have been vocal proponents of peace.
    • True scholars are afraid of no hypothesis; they go where others fear to think.
    • She explained she was afraid of having children because she feared she could not feed them.
    • It is now the political leaders who drove the politics of fear who look most afraid.
    • The greatest trick is to not to show that you are afraid of something.
    • He was always very afraid of death and would have hoped for a miracle.
    • I know if it was me I would be frightened and would be afraid to go out after dark.
    • He said today he was not afraid of competing with supermarkets but feared the effect on customer choice.
    • They only have power if we believe they have, if we are afraid of them and we let our fear silence us.
    • They felt nervous about walking home in the dark; they were afraid of evil spirits.
    • She says she's not afraid of death, she's just frightened of losing the people she loves.
    • These men might be afraid of her now, but that fear would only last as long as she could keep her power flowing.
    • We cannot be afraid of the threat of foreign powers because times are changing.
    • He says that since starting the job he is less jumpy and no longer afraid of the dark.
    • True leaders are not afraid of telling the truth as they see it for fear of losing favor.
    • It is not just passengers who are afraid of flying - airline employees are fearful too.
    • In all her life she had never been afraid of a single man besides her father.
    • Anyone who has nothing to be fearful of should not be afraid of the Customs Service.
    • However, the truth is that in their heart of hearts, quite a few adults are afraid of deep water.
  • 2

    (sorry)
    to be afraid (that)
    • I'm afraid that won't be possible (me) temo que no va a ser posible
    • she's not in at the moment, I'm afraid lo siento pero no está en este momento
    • is that all? — I'm afraid so ¿eso es todo? — sí, lo siento