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    #1

    "Self-praise is international disgrace."

    Where I live, when a person praises himself/herself, the listener may retort "Self-praise is international disgrace."

    Do native speakers use such a sentence on others?

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    Re: "Self-praise is international disgrace."

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Where I live, when a person praises himself/herself, the listener may retort "Self-praise is international disgrace."

    Do native speakers use such a sentence on others?

    Thanks.
    No. Why would the disgrace be international?

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    #3

    Re: "Self-praise is international disgrace."

    Is the suggestion that people disgracing themselves by praising themselves is an international problem (ie people all over the world are guilty of it)?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Self-praise is international disgrace."

    I thought it meant that it brought shame upon his nation as viewed by others.

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