Quick answer
"Worry" is a reflexive verb which is often translated as "preocuparse", and "fret" is an intransitive verb which is also often translated as "preocuparse". Learn more about the difference between "worry" and "fret" below.
worry(
wuh
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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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fret
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to worry)
a. preocuparse
Please don't fret. I'm sure the issue isn't as serious as you think.Por favor, no te preocupes. Estoy seguro de que el asunto no es tan serio como piensas.
b. inquietarse
My mother frequently frets over my safety.Mi madre frecuentemente se inquieta por mi seguridad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to erode)
a. corroer
The acid rain slowly fretted the bronze statue over time.La lluvia ácida fue corroyendo lentamente la estatua de bronce a través del tiempo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (musical instrument)
a. el traste
(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).
The violin doesn't have frets, so I think it's harder to play than the guitar.El violín no tiene trastes, por lo que creo que es más difícil de tocar que la guitarra.
4. (agitated state)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Don't get in a fret about your surgery - everything's going to be all right!No te inquietes por tu operación: todo va a salir bien.
Our daughter still hasn't arrived home and now we're in a fret.Nuestra hija todavía no ha regresado a casa y ahora estamos muy inquietos.
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