afraid 心配して

October 6, 2016  =========
☆ afraid 心配して
If you are afraid of something or someone, you are frightened of it or them because you think that something unpleasant will happen to you. Frightened and afraid have the same meaning, however, even though “afraid” is an adjective, you do not use it in front of nouns. In this situation you would use frightened. For example:
An afraid child – No
A frightened child – OK
Use afraid after verbs such as ‘be’ and ‘feel’. In this case, you can use either afraid or frightened. For example:
She was afraid of him. – OK
She was frightened of him. – OK