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How do you use "miedo"

To say "(you) Fear the monster." Would it be "Tienes miedo a la monstruo"??

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/valentina_xx

Tú le tienes miedo al monstruo / Le tienes miedo al monstruo

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/writchie4
writchie4
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This is a command in English, so wouldn't you have to use the imperative here? Something like "tenle miedo al monstruo."

Edit: Word order corrected below. Fixed now.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rag81
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the sentences written by valentina_xx are ok. in english would be like "you are afraid of the monster"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/writchie4
writchie4
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Right, I understand that they are grammatically correct. But I'm not sure that they are used in the same context. In English, "fear the monster" is a command/instruction. The speaker is telling someone else to be afraid. On the other hand, when you include the subject "you", the sentence is just a description.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rag81
rag81
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yes, in Spanish "Le tienes miedo al monstruo" is just a description

"fear the monster" would be "Tenle miedo al monstruo" is a command/instruction

hope this helps!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/valentina_xx

Yeah, I'm sorry. I thought you were talking about a description, not an instruction... anyway, it would be like rag81 said, "tenle miedo al monstruo" or "témele al monstruo" ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/writchie4
writchie4
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No worries. Honestly, it's hard to tell which way the original poster intended, since "you" was there, but in parenthesis.

Thanks for coming back to clarify.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/valentina_xx

No, because you have to use "you" and then the word is "tienes".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UlyssesOdysseus

So you are saying like giving a command?

(you) Fear the monster ~ Temele al moustro.

With miedo it doesn't apply the same way. Of the verb temer.

Tendras miedo al moustro.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/valentina_xx

Oh, in that case it would be "témele al montruo" or "tenle miedo al monstruo"

I thought they were talking about a description, like "you're afraid of the monster", because the guy wrote "tienes miedo al monstruo". Sorry :(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UlyssesOdysseus

No te preocupes por eso tenemos estas platicas ;) saludos hasta chile! Santiago y valparaiso!

3 years ago