Estonian: häbelik, uje

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  • astlanda

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    Estonian maamurre
    Sulle kah, aga mul pole pudelit!

    I can't find any difference. "uje" sounds a bit too formal for me. I don't remember I've ever used it, but my girlfriend has. May be "uje" is a little closer to "arg".

    I cannot make any example to demonstrate the difference. Shame is a kind of social fear anyway.

    E.G. You may say both:
    Ta oli esinemiseks liiga häbelik/uje. = He was too shy/timid to perform.
     
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