No estés asustado / No temas / No tengas miedo
These are all exactly the same right? I would use the first "no estés asustado" but verbs that include the "to be" in the non infinitive form bug me anyway. ¿Que creen?
I would never use "no estés asustado". "No temas" or "no tengas miedo" are the common ways to say: "don't be afraid".
I agree with Gekkosan I would use:
**No tengas miedo = Don't be afraid (especially when speaking to a child ! )
o No temas**
in addition I might possibly add: no te preocupes (don't worry)
I would not use: No estés asustado this construction does not sound natural and hardly rolls off the tongue ! lol
Hmm. I guess I love the word asustar and asustado and don't much like temer and temeroso. What if I said "No te asustes". It's wierd that asustar means "to scare" and you have to go pronomial to get "to be scared/get scared" and temer just means "to be fearful" and never "to cause fear". Gracias.