Kind Of A Private Guy

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namsteven

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Dear friends and Teachers,

Speaker A: I don't see you around school much.
Speaker B: I'm kind of a private guy.
Speaker A: Why are you such a private guy?

- Does "I'm kind of a private guy" mean "I don't like doing things with other people, I just like doing things alone", correct?

Thanks a million!

NamSteven
 

bhaisahab

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Dear friends and Teachers,

Speaker A: I don't see you around school much.
Speaker B: I'm kind of a private guy.
Speaker A: Why are you such a private guy?

- Does "I'm kind of a private guy" mean "I don't like doing things with other people, I just like doing things alone", correct?

Thanks a million!

NamSteven

Yes it could mean that.
 

inkedpolyglot

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Aloha!
To my ear, a "private guy" is someone who doesn't like to reveal personal information to others not someone who enjoys his own company and doing things alone. If I were to express what you mean, I would say, "I'm kind of an introvert."

Hope that helps.
 

bhaisahab

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To my ear, a "private guy" is someone who doesn't like to reveal personal information to others not someone who enjoys his own company and doing things alone. Quote:

In that case, it wouldn't really explain why he is not seen around.;-)
 
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