Quick answer
"Fright" is a noun which is often translated as "el susto", and "scare" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "asustar". Learn more about the difference between "fright" and "scare" 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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scare(
skehr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to frighten)
a. asustar
Don't surprise me like that again! You scared me.¡No me sorprendas de esa manera de nuevo! Me asustaste.
Horror movies don't scare me.Las películas de terror no me asustan.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to get frightened)
a. asustarse
She doesn't scare easily.Ella no se asusta con facilidad.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (fright)
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).
Monica had a scare when the fireworks suddenly exploded.Mónica se llevó un susto cuando de repente explotaron los fuegos artificiales.
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