tenía miedo

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tenía miedo(
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myeh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (first person singular)
a. I was afraid
Tenía miedo porque todo estaba oscuro.I was afraid because it was all dark.
b. I was scared
Yo estaba solo y tenía miedo.I was alone and I was scared.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person singular)
a. you were afraid
Me di cuenta de que tenía miedo por la cara que puso.I could tell by the look on your face that you were afraid.
b. you were scared
Si tenía miedo, ¿por qué no me lo dijo? Yo habría disminuido la velocidad.If you were scared, why didn't you tell me? I could've slowed down.
3. (third person singular)
a. he was afraid (masculine)
El soldado comenzó a llorar porque tenía miedo.The soldier began crying because he was afraid.
b. he was scared (masculine)
Las personas decían que Ramiro era un gallina porque tenía miedo.People called Ramiro a chicken because he was scared.
c. she was afraid (feminine)
Mi hija y yo nos subimos a la montaña rusa. Me di cuenta de que ella tenía miedo.My daughter and I went on the rollercoaster. I could tell that she was afraid.
d. she was scared (feminine)
Mariana comenzó a pedir ayudar porque tenía miedo.Mariana began asking for help because she was scared.
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