The character 怕 means afraid and is pronounced as 「pà」 in the fourth tone. Its meaning comes from the components heart 忄 and white 白. Its sound (maybe) comes from the character 白 bái.
surname Pa, to fear
surname Bai, snowy
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The heart turned white with fear.
The white snow man had terrified her causing her heart to beat fast.
The color drained, leaving her heart pale white with terror.
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harm + afraid
to be afraid, to be scared
can + afraid
awful, dreadful, fearful, formidable, frightful, scary, hideous, horrible, terrible, terribly
which + afraid
even, even if, even though, no matter how
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