adj.抱歉的, 担心的, 害怕的
`Have we missed the train?' `I'm afraid so.'
I can't help you, I'm afraid.
`Have you any milk?' `I'm afraid not.'
I didn't mention it because I was afraid of upsetting him/afraid (that) I might upset him.
I'm afraid we can't come.
Are you afraid of snakes?
Don't be afraid (ie Don't hesitate) to ask for help if you need it.
She was afraid that the dog would bite.
1. 害怕的, 怕的[(+of)][+to-v][+(that)]
She was afraid that she might lose her job.
It seems that she is afraid to tell them about it.
Don't be afraid of snakes.
2. (用于提出异议, 告诉不好的消息等场合, 使语气婉转)恐怕, 遗憾[+(that)]
I'm afraid your wife had an accident.
I'm afraid I can't help you.
Are you afraid of dogs?