You've been offered a job in another country. You're telling your friend about it. You're going to take the job and you're excited about it, but it's also a little bit scary. You say:
It's a bit intimidating.
"A bit" is similar to "a little", "kind of" or "somewhat". It's used when you want to lessen the degree of a description:
He's a bit shorter than me.
He has a video of me from when we were in college that's a bit embarrassing.
"A bit" is used for adjectives that are negative. So you wouldn't say that an event was "a bit fun" or that a person is "a bit nice". But you can say that the event was "a bit boring" and the person is "a bit rude".
kind of > a little > a bit > somewhat
Something that is "intimidating" is a little scary, but not too scary. It's something that you're a bit frightened of, but you will be able to handle it. Some things that you might consider intimidating include:
- speaking in front of a large audience
- having a meeting with the director of your department at work
- talking to native speakers of your second language
- starting a business
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