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temer
transitive verb
1. (to dread)
a. to fear
Yo no le temo a la muerte.I don't fear death.
b. to be afraid
Temo a la oscuridad.I'm afraid of darkness.
intransitive verb
2. (to dread)
a. to be afraid
No temas, solo fue una pesadilla.Don't be afraid; it was just a nightmare.
temerse
pronominal verb
3. (to regret)
a. to be afraid
Me temo que no puedes entrar.I'm afraid you can't come in.
b. to fear
Me temo que tiene razón sobre la puntuación del partido.I fear he is right about the score of the game.
temer
transitive verb
1. to fear, to be afraid of (tener miedo de)
  • yo no te temo I'm not afraid of you
  • temo herir sus sentimientos I'm afraid of hurting her feelings
  • cuando se pone a hablar le temo (informal) my heart sinks whenever he opens his mouth
2. to fear (sospechar)
intransitive verb
3. to be afraid
  • no temas don't worry
  • le teme mucho al fuego she's very afraid of fire
  • temer por to fear for
temerse
pronominal verb
also:
  • temerse que… to be afraid that…, to fear that…
  • me temo que no vendrá I'm afraid she won't come
  • temerse lo peor to fear the worst
temer
transitive verb
[+persona, castigo, consecuencias] to be afraid of; fear
teme al profesor he's afraid o frightened of the teacher; temer a Dios to fear God; temer hacer algo to be afraid of doing sth; temo ofenderles I'm afraid of offending them; temer que to be afraid (that); fear (that); teme que no vaya a volver she's afraid o she fears (that) he might not come back
intransitive verb
to be afraid
no temas don't be afraid; temer por algo to fear for sth; temer por la seguridad de algn to fear for sb's safety; el equipo de rescate temía por nuestras vidas the rescue team feared for our lives
pronominal verb
temerse
temerse algo: ya me lo temía, es el carburador it's the carburettor, I thought as much o I was afraid it might be; —ha empezado a llover —me lo temía "it has started raining" — "I was afraid it would"; —no podré venir —me lo estaba temiendo "I won't be able to come" — "I was afraid you wouldn't"; se temen lo peor they fear the worst; temerse que to be afraid (that); mucho me temo que ya no lo encontrarás I'm very much afraid (that) you won't find it now; I very much suspect (that) you won't find it now; me temo que no I'm afraid not
Verb Conjugations for temer
Gerund: temiendo
Participle: temido
Indicative
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yotemotemítemíatemeríatemeré
temestemistetemíastemeríastemerás
él/ella/Ud.temetemiótemíatemeríatemerá
nosotrostememostemimostemíamostemeríamostemeremos
vosotrosteméistemisteistemíaistemeríaistemeréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.tementemierontemíantemeríantemerán
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