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English translation: timid

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Dutch term or phrase:een klein hartje
English translation:timid
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10:37 May 5, 2001
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: een klein hartje
De totale zin luidt: Hij blijft ondanks zijn "grote mond" een kind met een klein hartje. Is "timid" hier een goede oplossing?

Bedankt!
Willemina
timid
Explanation:
Cambridge Int.Dict.of English definition of timid: shy and nervous; lacking confidence; easily frightened (Lucy is rather a timid child).

From you previous question I understand the same problematic boy is meant. The timid is quite appropriate.
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Vidmantas Stilius
Local time: 00:40
Grading comment
Yes, I think timid is the best solution here. Thanks very much.

Willemina
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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naSmall heart
Tina Vonhof
natimid
Vidmantas Stilius


  

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20 mins
timid


Explanation:
Cambridge Int.Dict.of English definition of timid: shy and nervous; lacking confidence; easily frightened (Lucy is rather a timid child).

From you previous question I understand the same problematic boy is meant. The timid is quite appropriate.


    Cambridge International Dictionary of English
Vidmantas Stilius
Local time: 00:40
Native speaker of: Native in LithuanianLithuanian
PRO pts in pair: 27
Grading comment
Yes, I think timid is the best solution here. Thanks very much.

Willemina

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Elizabeth van der Veen
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4 hrs
Small heart


Explanation:
You can translate this literally because the same expression is used in English:

"In spite of his big mouth, he is still a child with a small heart."

Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 15:40
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 756
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