Spanish to English helado

Dictionary entry: helado


Me quedé helado cuando el ladrón me apuntó con su pistola.
The poor children were frozen with fear when they came to do their presentations.

I think you have the wrong translation for this phrase. I think it should be, "I was left frozen (with fear) when the thief pointed his gun at me."
  • fenixpollo

    Dictionary Editor
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