In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1fear¡qué miedo pasamos! — we were so frightened / scared!
- el miedo se apoderó de ellos — they were gripped by / overcome with fear
- estaba temblando de miedo — he was trembling with fear
- casi me muero de miedo — I was scared half to death
- me da miedo salir de noche — I'm afraid to go / of going out at night
- esto le hará perder el miedo — this will help him overcome his fear
- estaba que se cagaba de miedo — he was shit-scared / scared shitless
- miedo a algo/algn — fear of sth/sb
- el miedo a la muerte/a lo desconocido — fear of death/the unknown
- le tiene miedo a la oscuridad/su padre — he's scared / frightened / afraid of the dark/his father
- cogerle / agarrarle miedo a algo/algn — to become frightened / scared of sth/sb
- por miedo a ser descubierto — for fear of being found out
- tengo miedo de perderme — I'm worried / afraid I might get lost
- tiene miedo de caerse — he's afraid he might fall
- tengo miedo de que se ofenda — I'm worried he might take offense
- de miedo
- se ha comprado un coche de miedo — he's bought himself a fantastic / great car
- en la fiesta lo pasamos de miedo — we had a fantastic / great time at the party
- jugaron de miedo — they played fantastically / brilliantly
- hace un frío de miedo — it's freezing cold
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