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"Introverted" is an adjective which is often translated as "introvertido", and "shy" is an adjective which is often translated as "tímido". Learn more about the difference between "introverted" and "shy" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (shy)
a. introvertido
I can't believe Sharon became a famous actress. She was so introverted in school.No me puedo creer que Sharon se convirtiera en una actriz famosa, con lo introvertida que era en la escuela.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (timid)
a. tímido
My sister is very shy; she never talks in class.Mi hermana es muy tímida; nunca habla en clase.
b. penoso (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Cuba
Regionalism used in Mexico
Don't be so shy. Nobody will make fun of you.No seas tan penoso. Nadie se va a burlar de ti.
c. vergonzoso
He becomes very shy when strangers talk to him.Se pone muy vergonzoso cuando los desconocidos le hablan.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(short of money)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
We're still a buck shy.Todavía debemos un dólar.
You're shy by two dollars.Te faltan dos dólares.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to panic)
a. asustarse
The dogs shied when their owner started to yell.Los perros se asustaron cuando su dueño les empezó a gritar.
b. dar un respingo
The horse shied when it saw the wolf.El caballo dio un respingo cuando vio el lobo.
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