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"Worry" is a reflexive verb which is often translated as "preocuparse", and "fear" is a noun which is often translated as "el miedo". Learn more about the difference between "worry" and "fear" below.
worry(
wuh
-
ri
)
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to be concerned)
a. preocuparse
Calm down! You worry too much.¡Cálmate! Te preocupas demasiado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to cause distress)
a. preocupar
The little things in life don't worry me.Las cosas pequeñas de la vida no me preocupan.
3. (to bother)
a. molestar
He didn't want to worry anyone with his problems, so he decided to see a therapist.No quiso molestar a nadie con sus problemas, así que decidió ver a un terapeuta.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (concern)
a. la preocupación
(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).
I prefer to live the easy life, without any worries.Prefiero vivir la vida fácil, sin preocupaciones.
5. (anxiety)
a. la inquietud
(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).
She is consumed with worry over the impending decision.Está consumida por la inquietud de la decisión inminente.
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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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