Sample Sentences

恐怕今天下雨
kǒngpà jīntiān huì xiàyǔ。
It's most likely going to rain today.

Intermediate

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恐怕已经生病
kǒngpà yǐjīng shēngbìng le!
(I'm) probably already sick!

Intermediate

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恐怕老师生病
kǒngpà lǎoshī shēngbìng le。
Probably the teacher is sick.

Intermediate

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爸爸恐怕回家
bàba kǒngpà bù huíjiā le。
Dad is most likely not coming home today.

Intermediate

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恐怕来不及
yī ge yuè ā,nà kǒngpà láibují le。
Just a month, I'm afraid that is not enough time.

Intermediate

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糟糕恐怕生气了
zāogāo!hěn wǎn le!kǒngpà wǒ mā shēngqì le。
Oops! It's so late! My mom is probably really angry with me.

Intermediate

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呵呵恐怕我们等不到
hēhē。zhǐ kǒngpà wǒmen shì děngbùdào le。
Heh-heh, I only fear that we won't be around long enough.

Upper-Intermediate

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......恐怕难度
zhè......zhè kǒngpà nándù hěn dà。
This...I'm afraid this could be rather difficult...

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恐怕没有下次没戏
kǒngpà méiyǒu xiàcì le,wǒ hé tā méixì le。
I'm afraid there is no next time. There's no hope for us.

Upper-Intermediate

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谢谢你要不是恐怕自己出去
xièxie nǐ,yàobùshì nǐ,wǒ kǒngpà hái de zìjǐ chūqù mǎi yào ne。
Thank you, if it wern't for you, I dread to think that I would still have to go out and buy some medicine .

Intermediate

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我们没有足够恐怕做不成
wǒmen méiyǒu zúgòu de qián,zhè jiàn shì kǒngpà zuòbuchéng le。
We don't have enough money, it's most likely that this project will not come together.

Intermediate

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恐怕说话推测某一个不好的情况可能会发生
kǒngpà(shuōhuà de rén tuīcè,mǒuyīge bùhǎo de qíngkuàng kěnéng huì fāshēng)
the speaker afraid, dreads or does not look forward to a certain possible undesirable outcome

Intermediate

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老公一定没有好事恐怕小三
lǎogōng sòng huā yīdìng méiyǒu hǎoshì,kǒngpà shì yǒu xiǎosān le!
If your husband is getting you flowers, it's a sign of something bad. He probably has a mistress!

Intermediate

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如果银行不肯贷款恐怕公司支撑不了多久
rúguǒ yínháng bùkěn dàikuǎn,kǒngpà gōngsī zhīchēng buliǎo duō jiǔ le。
If the bank still doesn't grant a loan, I am afraid that the company won't be able to hang on much longer.

Upper-Intermediate

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可惜巴西我们11小时时差恐怕熬夜
kěxī Bāxī hé wǒmen yǒu shíyī gè xiǎoshí de shíchā。kǒngpà zhè cì yòu děi áoyè le。
It's too bad the time difference between us and Brazil is 11 hours. I'm afraid that this time we'll have to stay up all night.

Intermediate

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可是笨口笨舌恐怕帮倒忙
kěshì,wǒ bènkǒubènshé,kǒngpà huì bāngdàománg。
But, I'm not very good at talking to people, I might muck things up for you rather than helping.

Advanced

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恐怕不能结婚了。(“不能结婚这个不好的结果很有可能发生
wǒ kǒngpà bùnéng gēn nǐ jiéhūn le。(“wǒ bùnéng gēn nǐ jiéhūn”zhè ge bùhǎo de jiéguǒ hěn yǒu kěnéng fāshēng)
I'm afraid that it's most likely that I can't get married to you. (the fact of "not being able to marry you" is an undesirable outcome likely to happen)

Intermediate

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现在旺季马尔代夫恐怕吃不消大款
xiànzài shì wàngjì,qù Mǎ\\'ěrdàifū kǒngpà chībuxiāo。zá yě bù shì dàkuǎn。
Right now is the busy season. I don't think we could handle going to the Maldives. We're not moneybags after all.

Upper-Intermediate

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