Translation of asustar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- to frighten ¡me asustaste! you made me jump!, you startled o/or frightened me!, you gave me a fright! me asustó cuando se puso tan serio he gave me a fright when he went all serious nada lo asusta he's not frightened o/or scared by anything, nothing frightens o/or scares him lo asustó con tanto hablar de casamiento she frightened o/or scared him off with all her talk of marriage
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (asustarse)
- to get frightened me asusté cuando llegué a casa y no estaba allí I got a fright o/or I got worried when I arrived home and he wasn't there no se asuste, no es nada grave there's no need to worry o to be alarmed o frightened, it's nothing serious ¡no te asustes! soy yo don't be frightened o/or it's all right, it's only me se asustó con lo que le dijo el médico y dejó de fumar what the doctor said frightened him o he got scared o frightened about what the doctor said and he stopped smoking
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