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they were scared
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (they were feeling frightened)
a. estaban asustados
They knew they had made a terrible mistake, and now they were scared.Ellos sabían que habían cometido un terrible error, y ahora estaban asustados.
b. tenían miedo
They were scared of being insulted again, so they didn't go to the meeting.Tenían miedo de ser insultados de nuevo, así que no fueron a la reunión.
c. les daba miedo
They were scared to sing in public, but they did it anyway.Les daba miedo cantar en público, pero lo hicieron de todos modos.
2. (they got frightened)
a. se asustaron
They were scared when I was driving and then suddenly stepped on the brakes.Todos se asustaron cuando estaba manejando y luego frené de repente.
b. tuvieron miedo
They were scared by a loud noise.Tuvieron miedo de un ruido fuerte.
c. les dio miedo
They were scared by the lightning.Les dio miedo el relámpago.
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