In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of person) timidez feminine(of animal) lo asustadizo
- It is quite a hard thing to force myself out of the reticence and sometime shyness that has shadowed me all this time.
- Lan shut his eyes tight, sinking his head down a little in embarrassment and shyness.
- Those who mistake the inborn shyness of English people for an impenetrable reserve should visit it.
- She looked at each pupil without showing any hint of embarrassment or shyness.
- Kurt has always been one of the nicest people I know, but for a long time he had some problems overcoming his shyness.
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