In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(animal/person) asustarI wasn't the least bit scared by it — no me asustó nada
- you scared me! — ¡qué susto me diste!
1asustarseshe doesn't scare easily — no se asusta fácilmente
- The biggest fear was one that could easily happen and was what scared them most!
- But the upper class is scared stiff of his rise, and plots to foil his attempts through fraud.
- If the cow gets too close to the fence co-ordinates, the collar will make a noise, or give the cow an electric shock to scare it away.
- I realized I must look rather intimidating so I relaxed and laughed so as not to scare everyone further.
- I suspect from the amount of screaming she did (the nurses closed the door for fear she would scare the other patients) that it hurt.
- The word alone creates fear, and by now almost anything manages to scare a lot of Americans.
- I had never been scared by wind before and I was shocked to have found this fear.
- We humans love to scare ourselves, but rarely do our worst fears come to be - partly because we worry so much.
- I know guys are supposed to be driven by their hormones at this age, but Eros was really, really scaring me with how driven he actually was.
- They are scared stiff of what other people think, who in turn are scared stiff of what they think.
- A masculine voice inquired from somewhere to her left, effectively scaring the living daylights out of Sydney and drawing a startled yelp from her lips.
- A brave businesswoman who is scared stiff of sharks is set to take the charity plunge into a tank full of the fearsome fish.
- Instilling a feeling of insecurity is the best way to scare your population into submission and frighten away potential investors.
- He took a couple steps forward and thrust out with his sword, hoping to intimidate them or scare them away.
- She was wasting her time, trying to scare an already badly frightened man.
- Some are scared stiff of losing their work, others are pressured by family members not to complain.
- The man says he is convinced that they were large, non-native cats and said he was shocked and scared by the confrontation.
- Shock and awe rested, it was argued, ultimately on the ability to ‘frighten, scare, intimidate and disarm’.
- With every corner she turned she had to fly past another guard, and with every door she opened another alarm would sound and scare her out of her wits.
- This news really scared the other animals and panic was starting to grip them.
1(fright, shock)susto masculineto give sb a scare — darle un susto a algn
- you gave me the scare of my life! — ¡me diste un susto de padre y señor mío!
(panic)the AIDS scare spread very rapidly — el pánico del sida cundió muy rápidamente
- before noun scare campaign — campaña intimidatoria
- don't try and use scare tactics on us — no intenten meternos miedo
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