In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(person) tímido(person) vergonzoso(smile) tímido(animal) huraño(animal) asustadizoI felt very shy in front of all those people — me sentía cohibido delante de toda esa gente
- don't be shy — no seas tímido
- he's very shy with women — es muy tímido con las mujeres
- he's shy about undressing — le da vergüenza desnudarse
- don't be shy about asking me for money — no debe darte vergüenza pedirme dinero
- We need to find ways of ensuring that shy people can live in this coming transparent society without becoming second-class citizens.
- It was a nice day and with no guests about, the oddly shy pony boy should have been out soaking up the sun.
- He rubbed the back of his head in embarrassment, giving a shy smile.
- I've found that shy guys tend to go for the real outgoing girls because they're easiest to spot.
- Build a brush pile near your feeder to make sparrows, towhees, and other shy birds feel more at home, but be sure it won't harbor roaming cats.
- Noise must be kept to a minimum, as tigers are shy.
- Who would have known behind that shy smile was a major flirt.
- Thanks to that shy reader who furnished me with the above information.
- The good news is that shy people eventually achieve everything that everyone else does - they date, marry, have children.
- A third explanation for our finding is that shy children may be more sensitive to the symptoms of illness or more likely to reflect on their internal states.
- He seemed very shy and nervous, and getting words out of his mouth was like pulling teeth.
- My dad (who I think is very shy himself deep down) gave me a talk once about how social interaction was a big game that you just needed to learn how to play.
- Do not shy away if the bird hisses at you and fluffs up its feathers, it is only bluffing.
- Cyrio looked up at that, furrowed his brow, then smiled that shy smile of his that made his eyes twinkle.
- I had long ago learned that when someone is moving about, in secluded wooded areas like this, the birds are more shy.
- His smile is shy, almost gentle, and his eyes dart nervously around him.
- The Opeh was an extremely shy bird, and very rarely came within sight of a human.
- There were more days on which shy children complained of unwellness and parents observed symptoms of unwellness than for nonshy children.
- They are not shy birds and may allow close views as they busily feed.
- I never dreamed I would get so close to one of these shy animals.
- Today, this area of Broadland still attracts these shy birds.
- And he grinned that shy little grin that I was learning to love.
- They are a shy bird by nature and are wary of people.
- Jayalalitha, a once shy, timid, tiny introvert, was so outstanding in her studies that her portrait hangs in her school as a star alumnus with academic excellence as her only passion.
- But the quest for shy animals in the wild more often than not ends up being about all the other things you discover along the way.
- She was absolutely charming, rather maternal and incredibly shy herself.
- The shy birds were reluctant to cache when observed and often made fake deposits.
- One hundred years ago the shy birds were probably widespread across the North of England, but numbers declined as they suffered due to changes in agricultural practice.
- At first the animals were quite shy, but they have settled in well.
- I've gone from being shy and timid, to being quietly confident and assured.
- Interviewees reported that shy students were more vulnerable to teasing.
- But there, a team of dedicated sheepdogs is helping individuals ranging from bullied children to shy businessmen become more assertive.
- This rather shy animal is not easily sighted in the open and you are more likely to see or hear them in thick woodlands and forested parks.
- I was so shy it was unbelievable and it never occurred to me that I could get into this business.
- Lucy is a shy cat and I haven't succeeded yet in taking a picture of her.
- Normally shy, nocturnal animals, the great crested newts have reluctantly stepped into the limelight to highlight their cause.
- The shy monkey species was already known to local tribespeople called the Wanyakyusa.
- Cole believes it's the stress that shy people constantly experience which leaves them more vulnerable to disease.
- The Department of Conservation has been on the hunt for our national icon in the Western Bay since November - but so far the shy birds have remained out of reach.
- Tapirs are shy, reclusive rainforest animals that live in nearly any wooded or grassy habitat with a permanent supply of water.
1.2(wary, cautious)to be shy of -ing
- don't be shy of telling her what you think — no tengas miedo de decirle lo que piensas
- I'd be shy of getting involved in that — yo me lo pensaría dos veces antes de meterme en eso
- She has never been shy of expressing her feminist opinions.
- I wanted to take things slow, and was shy about being intimate.
2(lacking)predicative no comparative to be shy of sth
- we were shy of funds — andábamos cortos de fondos
- he was four years shy of being eligible to retire — le faltaban cuatro años para poder jubilarse
- she came up shy (of victory) by only a few votes — no ganó por unos pocos votos
1respingarasustarseher horse shied when the gun went off/at the noise — el caballo respingó al dispararse la pistola/al oír el ruido
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