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
- to go / be in fear of sb/sth — vivir atemorizado por algn/algo
- to go / be in fear of one's life — temer por su (/ mi etc. ) vida
- in fear and trembling — atemorizado
- she wouldn't touch it for fear of breaking it — no quería tocarlo por miedo / temor de / a romperlo
- she refused for fear (that) she might be found out — se negó por miedo a que la descubrieran
- have no fear — pierde (/ pierda etc. ) cuidado
- without fear or favor — con imparcialidad
- The newspapers have been responsibly restrained in their editorials which reflect the growing fears and safety concerns of the citizenry.
- He said research showed that the physical environment in which people live had a direct impact upon fears and concerns about their safety.
- Families spoke of their own fears about the safety of their own children.
- A source close to the star told the paper: "He is in real fear for his life."
- 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.
- The FA says the discrepancy arose due to fears about safety.
- The RAF team cancelled their display due to safety fears, leaving thousands of spectators angry and disappointed.
- Airport officials are being invited to a meeting in Burley-in-Wharfedale amid fears about the safety of aircraft flying over the area.
- The union insists the dispute concerns health and safety fears.
- When the original pilots voted to withdraw their services amid fears over river safety, their contracts ran out during the strike.
- That means passengers face further chaos and safety fears.
- Some are working up to 72-hour weekends, sparking fears about their safety.
- He does, however, see an opportunity for brands to provide consumers with comfort and relief from the anxieties caused by safety fears.
- Proposals for massive wind turbines at Felliscliffe have been rejected amid fears about aircraft safety.
- The traffic commissioner's inquiry slashed the company's operating licence from 35 buses to 25 because of 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.
- 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.
- But that is not enough to quash parental fears about its safety.
- Walking into the room he was confused and overcome with fear of what might happen.
- Darren didn't say anything as he shivered from the cold and from his fear of what would happen to him now.
- Now all he felt like doing was whimpering in panic and fear of what would happen if his family ever found him.
- I only fear what may happen if drivers do find Crossborough Hill a cheaper means of parking.
- Having decided to remain here, it makes no sense that I walk around and live in total fear of what could happen to me.
- Their fear of what might happen made them hesitate, only for a second, but it was enough.
- I do fear what will happen when it is found out who committed this act - military action probably will follow.
- I have a terrible fear of loss, I have a terrible fear of the unexpected happening.
- 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.
- And many fear what will happen to their children if the option of simply closing the school is pursued.
- I did not pull out the money in fear of what might happen if I did dare do so.
- Is it right for society to live in fear and risk the chance of another murder?
- These words express fear of the possibility of a destructive risk that lurks in poetry.
- The pit of my stomach had an odd feeling of excitement mixed with fear of what was happening between Raleigh and me.
- And what's the thing you most fear happening to man, with technology?
- A fear of the risk in making significant investment in automated applications is putting off many companies which could benefit.
- The creeping fear of what might happen next is influencing public opinion even in the American heartlands.
- He collapsed to the floor and Cain stood there; frozen in fear at what was happening next.
- She had not wanted to stop kissing him, in fear of what would happen afterwards.
- Because of the history, there is a lot of fear of what may happen.
- 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.
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
- as interjection no fear!
- want to try parachuting? — no fear! — ¿quieres probar a hacer paracaidismo? — ¡ni loco! / ¡ni muerto!
3(awe)temor masculinethe fear of God — el temor de Dios
- to put the fear of God into sb — asustar muchísimo a algn
1(be afraid of, dread)(consequences/death/person) 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
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
1temernever fear — pierde cuidado
- to fear for sb/sth — temer por algn/algo
- he fears for his children/life — teme por sus hijos/su vida
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