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to be afraid/fear бояться
How to say “to be afraid/fear” in Russian? “Бояться”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “бояться” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on to be afraid/fear in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to remember the Russian word "бояться":
– You could think of "бояться" as containing "бо" which sounds like "boo," something you might say to scare someone.
– "яться" might remind you of “yatza” which sounds like “yikes,” an expression of fear or surprise.

– "Бояться" is a verb in Russian that means "to be afraid" or "to fear".

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Опасаться (opasatsya) – to be cautious/fearful of
– Трепетать (trepetat') – to tremble/quiver out of fear
– Беспокоиться (bespokoyitsya) – to worry/anxious about


*Infinitive: бояться (boyat'sya)*

– Я боялся (ya boyalsya) [for males]
– Я боялась (ya boyalas') [for females]
– Ты боялся (ty boyalsya) [for males]
– Ты боялась (ty boyalas') [for females]
– Он боялся (on boyalsya)
– Она боялась (ona boyalas')
– Оно боялось (ono boyalos')
– Мы боялись (my boyalis')
– Вы боялись (vy boyalis')
– Они боялись (oni boyalis')

– Я боюсь (ya boyus')
– Ты боишься (ty boyish'sya)
– Он/она/оно боится (on/ona/ono boyit-sya)
– Мы боимся (my boyim-sya)
– Вы боитесь (vy boyit-e-sya)
– Они боятся (oni boyat-sya)

– Я буду бояться (ya budu boyat'sya)
– Ты будешь бояться (ty budesh' boyat'sya)
– Он/она/оно будет бояться (on/ona/ono budet boyat'sya)
– Мы будем бояться (my budem boyat'sya)
– Вы будете бояться (vy budete boyat'sya)
– Они будут бояться (oni budut boyat'sya)

Examples of sentences:
1. Я боюсь темноты. (Ya boyus' temnoty.) – I am afraid of the dark.
2. Она боится высоты. (Ona boitsya vysoty.) – She is afraid of heights.
3. Мы боялись грома. (My boyalis' groma.) – We were afraid of the thunder.
4. Они будут бояться наказания. (Oni budut boyat'sya nakazaniya.) – They will be afraid of the punishment.
5. Ты боишься экзаменов? (Ty boyishsya ekzamenvov?) – Are you afraid of exams?

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