afraid


afraid
[əʼfreɪd] adj
pred
1) (frightened) verängstigt;
to be [or feel] \afraid Angst haben, sich akk fürchten;
to be \afraid that ... befürchten, dass ...;
to make sb \afraid jdm Angst machen, jdn verängstigen;
to be \afraid for sb/sth um jdn/etw Angst haben;
to [not] be \afraid of sb/sth vor jdm/etw [keine] Angst haben;
to be \afraid of heights Höhenangst haben;
to [not] be \afraid to do sth sich akk [nicht] scheuen, etw zu tun
2) inv (expressing regret)
I'm \afraid not leider [o bedauerlicherweise] nicht;
I'm \afraid so leider ja, ich bedaure, ja (geh)
this is your room - it's rather small, I'm \afraid dies ist Ihr Zimmer - leider ist es sehr klein;
I don't agree at all, I'm \afraid da kann ich Ihnen leider nicht zustimmen

English-German students dictionary . 2013.

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