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The meaning of "Afraid" in various phrases and sentences

Q: Что значит I'm afraid it's not very forgiving?
A: It means it’s something that can’t be changed easily.
Q: Что значит afraid and i'm afraid?
A: its when you're sceard you would say you're afraid. e.g. i am afraid of what might happen next. What if it's bad?
Q: Что значит I'm afraid she's unavailable ?
A: It means either-
1) she isn't available at the moment (like if you are asking to see someone and they are busy)
Or 2) you are interested in being with someone but you find out they are "unavailable", a.k.a in a relationship
Q: Что значит I'm not afraid of it, far from it.?
A: "Far from it" in that sentence means that they are not afraid of it at all.

"I'm not sad. Far from it!" means "I'm very happy."
"That building isn't old. Far from it!" means "That building is very new."
"Your painting isn't bad. Far from it!" means "Your painting is very good."

"Far from it" is usually used after a sentence with "not". Otherwise, it sounds strange.
Q: Что значит I'm afraid you should not?
A: I'm afraid = used to politely tell someone something that may annoy, upset, or disappoint them. It is used to deliver bad news that the speaker cannot change. See examples here: http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/afraid / 4.

You should not do X = If you do X, bad things will happen. E.g. you should not eat too much = If you eat too much, bad things will happen (you will get sick).

I'm afraid you should not do X = I'm saying you politely, that if you do X, bad things will happen, and I cannot change this.

Example sentences using "Afraid"

Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с I'm afraid ~.
A: I'm afraid the toilet blew up. 残念ながら、トイレが爆発した。

I'm afraid that we won't have the money. お金がないだろうと心配しています。あるいは:残念ながら、 お金がないだろう。(←違いは声のトーンによって異なります。)第一の場合なら、普通に、「We won't have the money, I'm afraid.」になります。

I'm afraid of wolves. 私はオオカミが怖いです。
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с I’m afraid 〜.
A: 1) I'm scared
I'm afraid of drowning in deep water.
I don't like swimming in the sea because I'm afraid of drowning in deep water.

2) polite way of telling someone something that might make them sad, disappointed, etc.
Things haven’t been going very well here, I’m afraid.
I'm afraid that the book is already sold out.
A: Will there be more books in stock soon?
B: No, I'm afraid not sorry.
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с afraid.
A: - Afraid, scared and terrified all basically mean the same thing.

- "I'm afraid we can't do that"/ "I'm afraid I can't do that" is used for politely telling someone something that might make them sad, disappointed, or angry.

Another example: "I'm afraid I can't take this job."
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с afraid .
A: "I am afraid of the dark."
"You are afraid of spiders." / "Are you afraid of spiders?"
"He is afraid I will not like him."
"They are afraid they will fail the test."
"We are afraid the teacher is mad at us."
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с I'm afraid.
A: I'm afraid has two meanings
1) scared/frightened
2) sorry/apologizing

Examples
1) I'm so afraid of failing my class!
2) I'm afraid we are not able to help you today

Synonyms of "Afraid" and their differences

Q: В чем разница между afraid и dread ?
A: afraid is being scared of something. dread is more or less not wanting to do something for fear of. for example : "I'm afraid of heights." "she dreads going in front of crowds." "I dreaded being in my Organic Chemistry class."
Q: В чем разница между I'm afraid. и I'm scared. ?
A: @sidney: I agree, but I use afraid in speech as well often. I'd have to say they're right, but it's not that formal of a word.
Q: В чем разница между afraid of и afraid to ?
A: "afraid of" I think is more just fear of that something.

"afraid to" is more about being worried about the consequences.

i'm afraid to talk in front of a large audience. (because I will probably embarrass myself)

I'm afraid of talking in front of a large audience. (i have a phobia)
Q: В чем разница между I'm afraid of и I'm scared of ?
A: There isn't one. These words have the exact same meaning. Afraid sounds a bit more formal, and is used more in books and poems, while scared is used more often when spoken. Scared is also used by children much more than adults, so older children and teenagers will use it to make fun of other people. For example: "Oh is Tommy scared?" while using a taunting voice. :) I hope that wasn't too confusing! (I'm not great at explaining)
Q: В чем разница между I'm afraid of и I'm scared of ?
A: There is not really a difference.
Usually afraid can be used in a more dramatic way. Whereas being scared is simple.

"I'm DEATHLY afraid of spiders!"

"I'm scared of spiders"

Translations of "Afraid"

Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? afraid
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? afraid
A: Estou com medo - I am afraid, I’m afraid
Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? she's afraid or she's with afraid????
A: she's afraid is correct
Q: Как сказать на Английском (британский вариант)? afraid
A: ae-fray-ed
Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? afraid
A: @sinai96: afraid is scared 😰😖😵😦😧😮😯

she is afraid of the dark👀
she is afraid of ghost👀
she is afraid of insects👀

Other questions about "Afraid"

Q: I'm not afraid! 😟 это звучит нормально?
A: Very nice job!!!
Q: Пожалуйста, покажите как произносится afraid.
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Q: Пожалуйста, покажите как произносится afraid.
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Q: I'm afraid it's not very likely это звучит нормально?
A: It sounds absolutely fine to me.
Q: afraid of the cold это звучит нормально?
A: Both of them sound completely natural so you're good with either. Although with both sentences, there should be a comma after 'coat'. I personally would use the second sentence.

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