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    You wouldn't be relaxed

    Hi,
    I am searching for a state when you are in a tough situation. For example, imagine you are in an important ceremony. All the guests are famous and important. You should be very very polite. You shouldn't eat a lot, you shouldn't talk a lot. Overall, you should be very polite and you cannot easily do what you always do. You should keep watching your behaviours. You wouldn't be relaxed. You would have a little stress. What do you call this?
    We say:" This person has Roodarbayesti (رو دربایستی) .
    How should I say it in English?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Narkises; 09-Jul-2016 at 07:32.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    Re: An appropriate phrase showing you are not relax

    I cannot correct the title. I think "you are not relaxED" is correct.
    Sorry I had an stupid mistake.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #3

    Re: An appropriate phrase showing you are not relax

    You could be tense or ​on edge.

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    #4

    Re: An appropriate phrase showing you are not relax

    Quote Originally Posted by Narkises View Post
    I cannot correct the title. I think "you are not relaxED" is correct.
    Sorry I had an stupid mistake.
    I have changed the thread title for you so that it contains the phrase you are querying. Make your titles short and to the point. You didn't need "an appropriate phrase showing ...", just the sentence in question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: An appropriate phrase showing you are not relax

    I need more options. "tense" is good but I need a word that shows you are n a situation where others are very important and you are supposed to be too polite.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    Re: An appropriate phrase showing you are not relax

    Quote Originally Posted by Narkises View Post
    I need more options. "​Tense" is good but I need a word that shows you are in a situation where others are very important and you are supposed to be too polite.
    In what sort of situation do you feel it's necessary to be too polite?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: An appropriate phrase showing you are not relax

    I said; for example in a very formal ceremony.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #8

    Re: An appropriate phrase showing you are not relax

    You feel you must spend the evening walking on eggshells.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: An appropriate phrase showing you are not relax

    You doubled the problem!
    What does this strange phrase mean?
    I couldn't find the meaning in dictionaries nor in Wikipedia.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    Re: An appropriate phrase showing you are not relax


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