There are 2 main translations of shy in German:

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shy 1

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

adjective shyer or shier Pronunciation: / ˈʃaɪə(r) / shyest or shiest Pronunciation: / ˈʃaɪɪst /

  • 1
    (diffident)
    don't be shy
    sei nicht [so] schüchtern!
    feel shy about doing something
    sich genieren, etwas zu tun
    feel shy in somebody's presence/with somebody
    sich in jemandes Gegenwart/bei jemandem gehemmt fühlen
    be shy of strangers
    eine Scheu vor Fremden haben
    be shy of doing something bite 1, → fight 1 1
  • 2 [colloquial] (short) See examples:be shy of something
    knapp mit etwas sein
    he is six months shy of his retirement
    ihm fehlt noch ein halbes Jahr, bis er pensioniert wird
    [colloquial]

intransitive verb

Phrasal verbs

shy away

intransitive verb shy away from something (Pferd)
vor etwas Dat. scheuen
shy away from something/doing something
[figurative]
etwas scheuen/sich scheuen, etwas zu tun

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shy 2

transitive verb

  • (throw) See examples:shy something at something/somebody
    etwas auf etwas/jemanden schmeißen
    [colloquial]

intransitive verb

noun

  • Wurf, der
    have a shy at something
    nach etwas schmeißen
    [colloquial]
    coconut shy

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