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craindre

Translation of craindre in English:

verbe transitif

  • 1 (redouter)
    to fear, to be afraid of (personne, attaque, réprimande, mort)
    avoir tout à craindre de quelqu'un/quelque chose
    to have every reason to fear somebody/something
    n'avoir rien à craindre de quelqu'un/quelque chose
    to have nothing to fear from somebody/something
    craindre une rechute/le pire
    to fear a relapse/the worst
    ne craignez rien oui, je le crains craindre pour
    to fear for (vie, réputation)
    se faire craindre
    to make oneself feared
    craindre de faire
    to be afraid of doing
    il craignait d'être attaqué
    he was afraid of ou he feared being attacked
    je crains d'avoir à le vendre
    I am afraid ou I fear I may have to sell it
    je crains de ne pouvoir y aller
    I am afraid ou I fear I may not be able to go
    je crains qu'il ne manque le train
    I'm afraid ou I fear that he might miss the train
    je crains qu'il n'ait eu un accident
    I'm afraid ou I fear that he may have had an accident
    ne crains-tu pas qu'il refuse?
    aren't you afraid he might ou he'll say no?
    je crains que vous ne fassiez erreur [euphémique] il est à craindre que l'amélioration ne dure pas
    it is to be feared that the improvement won't last
    une explosion est à craindre
    there's some danger of an explosion
    échauder
  • 2 (regretter)craindre de …
    to be afraid (that) …
    craindre que …
    to be afraid (that) …
    je crains de ne pas savoir
    I am afraid (that) I don't know
    je crains que non
    I am afraid not

verbe intransitif

[familier]

also: se craindre verbe pronominal

  • to be afraid of each other

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