Translation of temer in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- [castigo/reacción/desenlace] to fear, dread; [persona] to be afraid of, fear sus hijos la or (América Latina/Latin America) le temen her children are afraid o/or frightened of her todos temían lo peor they all feared the worst temer +
infinitivo/infinitiveto be frightened o/or afraid of -ingtemo ofenderlo I'm frightened o/or afraid of offending himtemer que+ subjuntivo/subjunctiveteme que le echen la culpa a él he's afraid that they'll blame him for it temían que pudiera interpretarse mal they were afraid it might be misinterpreted
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- to be afraid no temas, no te voy a hacer daño don't be afraid o/or don't worry, I'm not going to hurt you estos niños son de temer [familiar/colloquial] these kids are terrible! [familiar/colloquial] temer
poralgo/algn to fear forsth/sb teme por sus hijos/su vida he fears for his children/his life
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (temerse)
- 1.1 (sospechar) to fear me temo que nuestro amigo tenía razón I fear o/or I have an awful feeling that our friend was right 1.2 (en fórmulas de cortesía) to be afraid me temo que no puedo hacer nada más I'm afraid there's nothing more I can do
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