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    Hi.
    Don't panic means "don't worry"?

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    Re: panic

    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    Hi.
    Don't panic means "don't worry"?
    It's more than worry. "To panic" is physical and emotional. People who are panicking might shake, cry, scream or any manner of things. Have you looked up "to panic" in an English definition dictionary and also in one which translates it into your own language?

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    Re: panic

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's more than worry. "To panic" is physical and emotional. People who are panicking might shake, cry, scream or any manner of things. Have you looked up "to panic" in an English definition dictionary and also in one which translates it into your own language?
    Not in an english-persian dictionary, but only in cambridge dictionaryŽ.

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    Re: panic

    Try your English-Persian dictionary and see if the word you find in Persian for "panic" is the same as the word for "worry".

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    Re: panic

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Try your English-Persian dictionary and see if the word you find in Persian for "panic" is the same as the word for "worry".
    No, it's not.

    I am trying to translate a chess book.After describe some rule, the text goes:
    "Still confused?don't panic."

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    Re: panic

    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    No, it's not.

    I am trying to translate a chess book. After describing some one rule, the text goes:
    "Still confused? Don't panic."
    I guess it depends if you're the kind of person who is likely to panic simply because they don't understand a chess rule!

    I would say that "Don't panic" has been used somewhat ironically here - ie not completely seriously. They could equally have said "Don't worry" in this context. I imagine that they are saying that you shouldn't worry/panic if you didn't understand the rule because with practice, or with more explanation, it will become clear.

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