In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(apprehension)miedo masculinetemor masculineshe knows no fear — no sabe lo que es el miedo
- fear of death/heights — miedo a la muerte/las alturas
- fear of falling/flying — miedo de / a caerse/volar
- her fears proved to be unfounded — sus temores resultaron ser infundados
- plagued by doubt(s) and fear(s) — lleno de dudas y temores
- my worst fears came true — pasó lo que más me temía
- fear for sb/sth
- her fear s for her children/safety were understandable — era comprensible que tuviera miedo por sus hijos/su seguridad
- fears for the missing climbers are growing — se teme cada vez más por la vida de los montañistas desaparecidos
- in fear and trembling — atemorizado
- Airport officials are being invited to a meeting in Burley-in-Wharfedale amid fears about the safety of aircraft flying over the area.
- Some are working up to 72-hour weekends, sparking fears about their safety.
- The FA says the discrepancy arose due to fears about safety.
- A source close to the star told the paper: "He is in real fear for his life."
- He does, however, see an opportunity for brands to provide consumers with comfort and relief from the anxieties caused by safety fears.
- That means passengers face further chaos and safety fears.
- Families spoke of their own fears about the safety of their own children.
- The union insists the dispute concerns health and safety fears.
- The traffic commissioner's inquiry slashed the company's operating licence from 35 buses to 25 because of safety fears.
- He said research showed that the physical environment in which people live had a direct impact upon fears and concerns about their safety.
- An absence of staff and police officers, lighting problems and limited use of security cameras have been identified as some of the factors behind safety fears.
- All the UK stores are temporarily closed amid safety fears.
- Their supporters have repeatedly expressed fears for their safety as long as they remain in Colombia.
- He had recently expressed fears for his safety.
- Proposals for massive wind turbines at Felliscliffe have been rejected amid fears about aircraft safety.
- A planning inspector has given the go-ahead for the site of a former jam factory at Easterton to be developed, despite fears over safety.
- The RAF team cancelled their display due to safety fears, leaving thousands of spectators angry and disappointed.
- But that is not enough to quash parental fears about its safety.
- When the original pilots voted to withdraw their services amid fears over river safety, their contracts ran out during the strike.
- The newspapers have been responsibly restrained in their editorials which reflect the growing fears and safety concerns of the citizenry.
2(risk, chance, likelihood)there's little fear of me getting caught — hay muy pocas posibilidades de que me agarren
- there's no fear of that happening — no hay peligro de que eso ocurra
- And many fear what will happen to their children if the option of simply closing the school is pursued.
- Having decided to remain here, it makes no sense that I walk around and live in total fear of what could happen to me.
- All the time I'm either in fear of what will happen, or I think I ought to be afraid, but this morning I felt strong and resolute.
- The pit of my stomach had an odd feeling of excitement mixed with fear of what was happening between Raleigh and me.
- Now all he felt like doing was whimpering in panic and fear of what would happen if his family ever found him.
- She had not wanted to stop kissing him, in fear of what would happen afterwards.
- And what's the thing you most fear happening to man, with technology?
- Because of the history, there is a lot of fear of what may happen.
- I do fear what will happen when it is found out who committed this act - military action probably will follow.
- The creeping fear of what might happen next is influencing public opinion even in the American heartlands.
- A fear of the risk in making significant investment in automated applications is putting off many companies which could benefit.
- Is it right for society to live in fear and risk the chance of another murder?
- Darren didn't say anything as he shivered from the cold and from his fear of what would happen to him now.
- Their fear of what might happen made them hesitate, only for a second, but it was enough.
- I only fear what may happen if drivers do find Crossborough Hill a cheaper means of parking.
- I did not pull out the money in fear of what might happen if I did dare do so.
- These words express fear of the possibility of a destructive risk that lurks in poetry.
- He collapsed to the floor and Cain stood there; frozen in fear at what was happening next.
- Walking into the room he was confused and overcome with fear of what might happen.
- I have a terrible fear of loss, I have a terrible fear of the unexpected happening.
3(awe)temor masculinethe fear of God — el temor de Dios
- At the centre of it all is a shallow self-centred consumerism, coupled with a debilitating absence of fear and reverence for God.
- The Table is a place of feasting and refreshment, but also a place of mystery tinged with reverent fear.
1.1(be afraid of, dread)(death/person/consequences) temer(person/consequences/death) tenerle miedo ato fear the worst — temer(se) lo peor
- we fear that she might be seriously hurt — tememos que esté gravemente herida
- he was feared dead — se temía que hubiera muerto
- you have/there is nothing to fear — no tienes/no hay nada que temer
- He is reported to have said last April that farmers feared vaccination would destroy the home market for their meat.
- Some feared the dangerous ideas that might result from so many women confined in a large building.
- He explains that men see the world as a dangerous place and fear other men.
- For a society which so worships youth and health and so fears disease and death, nothing could be more existentially devastating than the death of a child.
- Police fear violence is likely in station cells as inmate overcrowding worsens.
- I wouldn't mind death, so I could escape my tormentors here, but I fear the painful ways of dying the men here invent.
- Economists fear unemployment is likely to persist for longer than in previous recessions.
- It prompted calls for Government help from Yorkshire farmers who feared losses running into tens of thousands of pounds.
- Maybe that guy who fears snakes is just afraid of the image of the snake - the forked tongue, the rattling tail, the evilness inherent in the creature.
- When the person it was addressed to opened it, he feared it was dangerous and police were called in.
- Her owners are now calling for dog walkers to put muzzles on dangerous pets, fearing a child could be injured.
- Terror is the causing of large numbers of people to fear sudden violence and death.
- Farmers fear it will lead to large-scale instability and grower losses in the industry.
- Farmers fear huge losses as cracks have surfaced in the fields where paddy was sown recently.
- There had been a great burden on me all my life, to hold back, to fear death, to fear pain.
- Arable farmers who feared their crops would be washed away by continual downpours this time last year are now praying for rain.
- The son of a man sentenced to death fears his life may also be in danger unless he is granted asylum.
- They are likely to fear that federalism might lead to secession.
- Far more people fear snakes than are likely to find themselves in the presence of their slippery scales.
- Police today told how they feared a dangerous gang of muggers may strike again if they are not caught soon.
1.2(think, suspect)to fear (that) — temerse que
- I fear we've lost our way — (mucho) me temo que nos hemos perdido
- it's feared he may have been murdered — se teme que lo hayan asesinado
- I fear so/not — me temo que sí/no
- As a result of this decision, he was to be lastingly estranged from his God-fearing mother, who regarded everything to do with the stage as sinful.
1temerto fear for sb/sth — temer por algn/algo
- he fears for his children/life — teme por sus hijos/su vida
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