Confusing English Words – confident / confidant / confidence

Confusing English Words confident / confidant / confidence

Confusing English Words – confident / confidant / confidence

بسیاری از کلمات وجود دارند که معنی یکسانی دارند، اما در واقع تعاریف و کاربردهای مختلفی دارند. شما می خواهید درست صحبت کنید و از به کار بردن کلمات نادرست خودداری کنید، اما در مورد معنی دقیق و کاربرد هر کلمه کاملا مطمئن نیستید. بعضی از زبان آموزان حتی به دلیل تردیدهایشان از به کار بردن کلمات خودداری می کنند! هدف ما در این سری از پست ها روشن کردن رایج ترین کلمات گیج کننده در انگلیسی است.

confident / confidant / confidence

The adjective confident describes when you feel certain – especially of a good outcome, like success. It can also describe a person who feels good about himself/herself

.I’m confident that all the problems will be resolved soon .The company is confident of a successful winter season .I’m attracted to women who are strong and confident

.A confidant or confidante is a person who can be trusted; a person to whom you often tell secrets or discuss personal issues

.The actress prefers to keep her love life private; she only discusses personal matters with her confidants .Brian was a confidant of Governor Williams – they grew up on the same street and remained close friends into adulthood

When you tell a secret or private information to somebody, you are confiding in that person – telling the person things because you trust him/her to keep them secret

:Some confusion comes from the word confidence, which can be used in two ways

:A: As a noun for the quality of feeling good and strong about yourself

.Taking martial arts classes really helped boost my confidence .His confidence grew as he practiced more

:B: Trust or faith in a person or thing

.If someone tells you something in confidence or in strict confidence, it means they are trusting you to keep it a secret .If you place/put confidence in someone, it means you trust them .If someone betrays/breaks your confidence, it means they did something that destroyed the trust you had in them

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