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British English: /ʃʌɪ/
American English: /ʃaɪ/

Translation of shy in French:


  • 1 (timid)
    timide (with, of avec)
    farouche (with, of avec)
  • 2 (afraid)to be shy of somebody/of doing
    avoir peur de quelqu'un/de faire
    to make somebody feel shy
    intimider quelqu'un
  • 3 (avoid)to fight shy of
    fuir devant
    to fight shy of doing
    éviter à tout prix de faire
  • 4 (American English) (short) I'm 10 cents shy of a dollar
    il me manque 10 cents pour faire un dollar
    he's two years shy of 40
    dans deux ans il aura 40 ans

transitive verb

  • (throw)to shy something at
    jeter quelque chose à

intransitive verb

Phrasal verbs

shy away

se tenir à l'écart (from de)
to shy away from doing
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