Quick answer
"Fear" is a noun which is often translated as "el miedo", and "foe" is a noun which is often translated as "el enemigo". Learn more about the difference between "fear" and "foe" below.
fear(
fihr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fright)
a. el miedo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He knew he should run from the bear, but fear paralyzed him.Sabía que debería correr del oso, pero el miedo lo paralizó.
2. (apprehension)
a. el temor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My worst fear was being a bad parent.Mi mayor temor era convertirme en un mal padre.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to be afraid of)
a. tener miedo
I fear darkness and the unknown.Tengo miedo de la oscuridad y lo desconocido.
4. (to suspect)
a. temer
Nobody wants to believe it but I fear he's right.Nadie quiere creerlo, pero temo que tiene razón.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to be afraid of)
a. temer
The passengers feared for their lives as the ship began to sink.Los pasajeros temían por sus vidas mientras el barco se hundía.
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foe(
fo
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el enemigo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la enemiga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The knight hewed the head off his foe with one swift swipe of his sword.El caballero le cortó la cabeza a su enemigo con un espadazo veloz.
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