tiene miedo

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tiene miedo(
tyeh
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neh
 
myeh
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doh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (third person singular)
a. he's afraid (masculine)
Mi esposo duerme mal porque tiene miedo de quedarse sin trabajo.My husband cannot sleep well because he's afraid of losing his job.
b. she's afraid (feminine)
Al final Marga me confesó que le tiene miedo a la oscuridad.Marga finally admitted that she's afraid of the dark.
c. it's afraid (neuter)
El gobierno no recortó las ayudas sociales porque tiene miedo a perder las elecciones.The government didn't cut back on social benefits because it's afraid of losing the election.
d. he's frightened (masculine)
No le grites así al niño. ¿No ves que tiene miedo?Don't shout at the boy like that. Can't you see that he's frightened?
e. she's frightened (feminine)
Blanca no quiere hablar en inglés porque tiene mucho miedo de cometer errores.Blanca doesn't want to speak English because she's really frightened of making mistakes.
f. it's frightened (neuter)
Mira a ese pobre perro con el rabo entre las patas. ¡Anda que no tiene miedo!Look at that poor dog with its tail between its legs. It's really frightened!
g. he's scared (masculine)
Mi hermano dice que no me deja su auto porque tiene miedo de que se lo estropee.My brother says he won't lend me his car because he's scared I'll damage it.
h. she's scared (feminine)
La testigo no dirá la verdad. Tiene demasiado miedo a las represalias.The witness won't tell the truth. She's too scared of reprisals.
i. it's scared (neuter)
Admiramos enormemente ese país. A pesar de lo mucho que sufrió, no les tiene miedo al progreso y la libertad.We greatly admire that country. In spite of all its suffering, it's not scared of progress and freedom.
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're afraid
Sé que tiene miedo de enfrentarse a él, pero no queda otra opción.I know you're afraid to face him, but there's no other option.
b. you're frightened
Vemos que usted tiene miedo, cuando en realidad no hay ningún motivo para ello.We can see you're frightened, when there's really no reason for it.
c. you're scared
Si tiene miedo a suspender el examen, imagínese yo, que me juego el puesto.If you're scared you might fail the exam, just imagine how scared I am, when my job is at stake.
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