How to use 恐怕

Today we will learn how to use 恐怕 in a sentence, and what's the differences between 恐怕 and 怕.

Language points

Differences：

“怕”后也可以有其他名词，比如上面的句子的意思换一个人对你说，可以是：你快走吧，再不走我怕你来不及了。

When 怕 used as a verb, it can take an object, meaning “to fear(somebody, something, or a certain situation)”, while 恐怖 has no such usage. 比如：

When used as an adverb, 恐怕 can indicate an estimation or guess, and can usually be replaced by 也许/大概 (maybe/perhaps), while 怕 has no such usage. 比如：

Dialogue 2

 我觉得王老板大学毕业只有十年就能赚这么多钱的原因是他能够抓住机会，他愿意认真地从小事做起，积累经验，这样更容易在同样的时间获得更多的机会，所以也更容易获得成功。