Modest things you say do double-duty: they make you look humble but they also cause people to respect you more for being so modest.
humble formal japanese
Along with Sonkeigo, Kenjougo is half of Japanese formal speech: When talking to your superiors, you use kenjougo to refer to your own humble actions.
modest - this is a word you use about others. "She's got a very modest attitude."
other modesty ★★☆☆☆
To downplay your own skills in front of others. You don't ever say "I 謙遜-ed." or "He 謙遜-ed." or "She's really 謙遜-ish."
Normally it's only used like : "Please don't 謙遜. We both know you're rad," or "He declined the offer out of modesty."
|嬢||young lady||KICK IN THE NUTS|
You say eww because GIRLS are gross.
But you are modest when you TALK to them,
because young ladies will KICK YOU IN THE NUTS.