apprehensive
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apprehensive(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (worried)
a. aprensivo
She'd always been apprehensive about her health, and at the slightest symptom, she would be at the doctor's office.Siempre había sido muy aprensiva en cuanto a su salud y al menor síntoma, estaba en la consulta del médico.
b. inquieto
The wine industry is apprehensive about the impact of a country leaving the European Union.La industria del vino está inquieta por el impacto que supondrá que un país salga de la Unión Europea.
c. de aprensión
At first he had an apprehensive look, but he lowered his visor and walked into the burning building.Al principio su gesto era de aprensión, pero se bajó la visera y entró al edificio en llamas.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm feeling apprehensive about the result of today's vote.Siento aprensión por el resultado de la votación de hoy.
Zoe is apprehensive about leaving her house because of the hurricane coming. She's concerned about looters.Zoe teme dejar su casa por el huracán que se avecina. Le preocupan los saqueadores.
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apprehensive
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (look, smile)
a. temeroso(a), receloso(a)
to be apprehensive about (doing) somethingtener miedo de (hacer) algo
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apprehensive [ˌæprɪˈhensɪv]
adjective
inquieto
I was feeling a little apprehensive sentía cierta aprensión; me sentía inquieto; he is apprehensive that he might fail the exam teme or le preocupa suspender el examen; she is apprehensive that some accident might befall her children teme que or le preocupa que sus hijos puedan tener un accidente
to be apprehensive about sth estar inquieto por algo
everyone is apprehensive about the ordeals to come todos están inquietos por los terribles momentos que puedan avecinarse; I'm a bit apprehensive about the trip el viaje me tiene inquieto; they're a little apprehensive about coming les inquieta un poco la idea de venir; we were both apprehensive about the reaction of the other players ambos temíamos la reacción de los otros jugadores
to grow apprehensive inquietarse
he gave her an apprehensive look la miró aprensivo or inquieto; le dirigió una mirada de aprensión or inquietud
to be apprehensive [of] danger he was apprehensive [of] the violence to come I was apprehensive of the possible emotional repercussions of going public with such a personal story
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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