Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Afraid"

The meaning of "Afraid" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does I'm afraid it's not very forgiving mean?
A: It means it’s something that can’t be changed easily.
Q: What does afraid and i'm afraid mean?
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: What does I'm afraid she's unavailable mean?
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: What does I'm not afraid of it, far from it. mean?
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: What does I'm afraid you should not mean?
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: Please show me example sentences with 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: Please show me example sentences with 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: Please show me example sentences with 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: Please show me example sentences with 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: What is the difference between afraid and 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: What is the difference between I'm afraid. and 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: What is the difference between afraid of and 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: What is the difference between I'm afraid of and 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: What is the difference between I'm afraid of and 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: How do you say this in English (US)? afraid
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? afraid
A: Estou com medo - I am afraid, I’m afraid
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? she's afraid or she's with afraid????
A: she's afraid is correct
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? afraid
A: ae-fray-ed
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 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! 😟 Does this sound natural?
A: Very nice job!!!
Q: Please show me how to pronounce afraid.
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Q: Please show me how to pronounce afraid.
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Q: I'm afraid it's not very likely Does this sound natural?
A: It sounds absolutely fine to me.
Q: afraid of the cold Does this sound natural?
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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