afraid of cold


Senior Member
Chinese - Mandarin

We had dinner outside, the weather was cold, I took out cold salad and hot hamburger, I asked my daughter which one she wanted to eat, she said she wanted to eat the cold salad. I was a little surprised she choosed the cold salad when it was cold outside, so I said to her:

You are not afraid of cold.

I know "afraid" means frightened or scared, but can I use "afraid" here to mean she didn't dislike cold, or she can stand the cold food.

Thank you.
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  • 6aalib

    Senior Member
    English (US)
    Using the word "afraid" here makes the sentence a little more playful and exaggerating " oooohhh you are not afraid of the cold huh? "
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