Quick answer
"Fright" is a noun which is often translated as "el susto", and "fear" is a noun which is often translated as "el miedo". Learn more about the difference between "fright" and "fear" below.
fright
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (shock)
a. el susto
(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 daughter hid behind a door, waiting to give me a fright.Mi hija se escondió detrás de una puerta, esperando para darme un susto.
2. (fear)
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).
Fright began to take over as the children, alone at home, started hearing strange noises.El miedo empezó a apoderarse de los niños cuando, solos en casa, empezaron a escuchar ruidos extraños.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(something unsightly)
a. el espantajo
(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).
Karen's hair looked a fright when she came in from the storm.El cabello de Karen parecía un espantajo cuando entró escapando de la tormenta.
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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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