temer
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temer(
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mehr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to dread)
a. to fear
"Yo no le temo a la muerte", dijo el temerario motociclista."I don't fear death," said the daredevil motorcyclist.
"No hay nada que temer", dijo el mago."There's nothing to fear," said the magician.
b. to be afraid of
Mi hermanito le teme a la oscuridad porque cree en los fantasmas.My little brother is afraid of the dark because he believes in ghosts.
2. (to suspect)
a. to be afraid
Temo que vas a tener que hacer otro pastel. Este se quemó.I'm afraid you'll have to make a new cake. This one is burned.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to dread)
a. to be afraid
No temas, hijo. Solo fue una pesadilla.Don't be afraid, son. It was just a nightmare.
temerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to regret)
a. to be afraid
Me temo que no puedes entrar.I'm afraid you can't come in.
b. to fear
Me temo que tiene razón sobre el resultado del partido.I fear he is right about the score of the game.
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temer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (tener miedo de)
a. to fear, to be afraid of
yo no te temoI'm not afraid of you
temo herir sus sentimientosI'm afraid of hurting her feelings
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
cuando se pone a hablar le temomy heart sinks whenever he opens his mouth
3. (sospechar)
a. to fear
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (general)
a. to be afraid
no temasdon't worry
le teme mucho al fuegoshe's very afraid of fire
temer porto fear for
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
temerse que…to be afraid that…, to fear that…
me temo que no vendráI'm afraid she won't come
temerse lo peorto fear the worst
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temer
transitive verb
[+persona, castigo, consecuencias] to be afraid of; fear
teme al profesor he's afraid o frightened of the teacher; temer a Dios to fear God; temer hacer algo to be afraid of doing sth; temo ofenderles I'm afraid of offending them; temer que to be afraid (that); fear (that); teme que no vaya a volver she's afraid o she fears (that) he might not come back
intransitive verb
to be afraid
no temas don't be afraid; temer por algo to fear for sth; temer por la seguridad de algn to fear for sb's safety; el equipo de rescate temía por nuestras vidas the rescue team feared for our lives
pronominal verb
temerse
temerse algo: ya me lo temía, es el carburador it's the carburettor, I thought as much o I was afraid it might be; —ha empezado a llover —me lo temía "it has started raining" — "I was afraid it would"; —no podré venir —me lo estaba temiendo "I won't be able to come" — "I was afraid you wouldn't"; se temen lo peor they fear the worst; temerse que to be afraid (that); mucho me temo que ya no lo encontrarás I'm very much afraid (that) you won't find it now; I very much suspect (that) you won't find it now; me temo que no I'm afraid not
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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temer que
to be afraid that
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