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    Talking u know these words?

    hi.i need some words and i would be thankful if u can help.
    1.somebody who is too modest.
    2.somebody who just talks but when it come to action he does nothing
    3.an expression or proverb explaining sb who doesn't do sth because there is no opportunity to do it not because he doesnt want to do it.
    thanx

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    my dear iranian friend

    we have such words in iran but not in english.
    if you want to express your opinion about someone, you can say that for example: he is really modest

    but i have never seen one expression containing all of these meanings


    regards

    Mathilde

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    Quote Originally Posted by matilda View Post
    we have such words in iran but not in english.
    matilda, your advice is misleading. That English doesn't have "such words" is incorrect.

    Please be reminded, if you are not a teacher, then you need to state that clearly in your posts. Otherwise, your posts will be deleted.

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    English, not english.
    We have ..., not we have.
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    If my understanding is correct, we have some exactly meaning words for them in Chinese. But I am not sure if the words I used are proper.

    Quote Originally Posted by adullstudent View Post
    hi.i need some words and i would be thankful if u can help.
    1.somebody who is too modest.
    Chinese thinks this kind of person is disingenuous.

    2.somebody who just talks but when it come to action he does nothing
    We have saying about it "A Giant of speaking, but Dwarf of action."

    3.an expression or proverb explaining sb who doesn't do sth because there is no opportunity to do it not because he doesnt want to do it.
    sorry, i cannot find one for this.

    thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by adullstudent View Post
    hi. I need some words and I would be thankful if you can help.
    1. Somebody who is too modest. Diffident Self-effacing Overmodest
    2. Somebody who just talks but when it come to action he does nothing Brash Cocky Bluffer Humbug Poser
    3. An expression or proverb explaining somebody who doesn't do something because there is no opportunity to do it, not because he doesn't want to do it. Good things will come to those who wait; Fortune knocks once at every man's door; Where there's a will, there's a way; Better late than never.
    thanx
    Proverbs are rarely precisely what is required - these are the best I can find now.

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