Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Shy"

The meaning of "Shy" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa shied away?
A: To shy away from a situation or a task is to avoid it or refuse to do it because you are nervous or fearful. It comes from being shy.
Q: O que significa shy?
A: shy means nervous/ not confident/humble
Q: O que significa 'just shy of '?
A: Just below
If I have $29.50 I could say "I have just shy of $30"
Q: O que significa shy ?
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Q: O que significa as I'm shy?
A: Because. 「Shy から」いみです。

Example sentences using "Shy"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com Just shy of .
A: Just shy = very close, but not enough

You want to buy a shirt for $50 but you only have $47, you are just shy of $50.

You score 98% on an exam, you are just shy of a perfect score.

You get on the plane and there are only one or two seats left, the plane was just shy of being full.

You buy a lottery ticket and all the numbers match except one, you are just shy of hitting the jackpot.

He kicked the ball to the goal, but it was just shy and hit the pole.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com shy.
A: She was very shy.
He was shy when he asked them.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com shy.
A: She felt shy around new people
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com shy.
A: "Sorry, I am very shy"
"You are very shy"
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com shy.
A: He's too shy to ask for help.

I used to be shy as a kid.

She gave him a shy smile.

He doesn't like people taking pictures of him. He's camera shy.

Take some more cookies. Don't be shy!

The ball stopped just a few inches shy of the edge of the cliff.

Shy can sometimes be a verb, although it's not as common:

The horse shied at the thunder.

The stray dog shied away when I tried to pet it.

Synonyms of "Shy" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre shy e coy ?
A: @FRA-ENG-LEARNER: shy = timide
coy = faussement timide
Q: Qual é a diferença entre shy e humble ?
A: shy-Nervous or timid in the company of other people
example
I've gone from being shy and timid, to being quietly confident and assured.’

‘There were more days on which shy children complained of unwellness and parents observed symptoms of unwellness than for nonshy children.’

‘I've found that shy guys tend to go for the real outgoing girls because they're easiest to spot.’
Humble-Having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's importance.
examples
‘I felt very humble when meeting her’

the surprise of many.’

‘Can you be stinking rich and love yourself and be proud of yourself and yet be humble and modest as well?’

‘She did nothing and was as modest and humble as an angel, yet she did everything to perfection.’
Q: Qual é a diferença entre shy e introvert ?
A: Shy means nervous or afraid of social situations. Introverts just like having time alone, but are not necessarily afraid of being social.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre shy e timid ?
A: Shy is a social aspect of your personality. She was shy so she didn't reply my phone call. Timid can be used outside of social circumstances. I didn't swim in the ocean, because I was too timid. There are sharks!
Q: Qual é a diferença entre shy e timid e coy ?
A: Shy and timid are the most similar, coy is different.

Shy means nervous or reserved around other people. It has a connotation of being bashful. It feels warm and it's not a bad thing to call someone.
"The shy girl hid behind her mother's dress." = Think of a little girl peeking out from behind her mom at new people. She's curious but doesn't want to say anything.

"My daughter is very shy and has trouble making friends."
"The boy was too shy to talk to the other girls."

Timid shows a lack of courage or a lack of confidence, or it means you're easily frightened.
"The timid girl hid behind her mother's dress." = Think of a similar girl hiding behind her mom, but this one is much more nervous and scared.

"I was too timid to approach the aggressive crowd."
"He was too timid to ask his boss for a raise."
"The timid man jumped at the sudden knock on the door."

Coy usually describes a woman. It's when she is pretending to be shy to be more attractive; basically, to flirt.
"She gave him a coy smile as she led him down the hallway."

It can also mean reluctant to give details.
"He is coy about his age." = He doesn't really tell people how old he is.

Translations of "Shy"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? shy
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Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? shy
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? shy
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Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? shy
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Other questions about "Shy"

Q: i'm too shy soa natural?
A: When you use too here, it has to imply something, that you are too shy to dance in public or too shy to give a speech.
Q: I'm shy it. Correct?
A: I'm shy.
Q: I'm very shy soa natural?
A: Try:
I'm very shy, and learn English is a big problem for me

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