Decoded Slug: Expression 'chưa dám'

Vietnamese Grammar Point
Expression 'chưa dám'

Expression 'chưa dám'

Short explanation:

Used to express humility in rejecting praise or declining an offer.


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Bạn giỏi quá! – Không dám, mình chỉ cố gắng học thôi.
You're so good! - I wouldn’t dare, I'm just trying to learn.
Anh làm công việc này rất tốt, anh muốn thăng tiến lên kế toán trưởng không? – Không dám, em còn cần phải học hỏi nhiều.
You did this job very well, would you like to continue as chief accountant? - I wouldn’t dare, I still need to learn more.
Em thật sự rất xinh, em có muốn làm người mẫu không? – Không dám, em cảm thấy mình không phù hợp.
You're really beautiful, would you like to be a model? - I wouldn’t dare, I don't think I'm suitable.
Cô là giáo viên giỏi nhất mà tôi từng biết. – Không dám, tôi chỉ cố gắng làm tốt nhất thôi.
You're the best teacher I've ever known. - I wouldn’t dare, I'm just trying to do my best.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese phrase 'chưa dám' is commonly used to convey humility or modesty, typically in response to praise, acknowledgement or a proposition. The phrase, translating roughly to 'I wouldn’t dare' or 'not yet dare' in English, signifies the speaker's humbleness while conveying a sense of respect for the other party.

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