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бояться [ba-YAT'-sya] (imperfective verb) – to be afraid

 

Я боюсь летать на самолёте. = I'm afraid of flying.

Наташа боится пауков. = Natasha is afraid of spiders.

Не бойся! = Don't be afraid!

 

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