Confidant / Confident: Pengertian, Contoh Kalimat, dan Soal

Pengertian dan Penggunaan Confidant dan Confident

Ejaan confident sering salah digunakan untuk arti kata confidant, seperti pada close confident yang seharusnya close confidant. Walaupun hanya berbeda satu huruf sesungguhnya dua kata tersebut sangat berbeda baik arti maupun kelas katanya.

Confident yang dalam modern English selalu adjective (kata sifat) bermakna “full of conviction, self-assured” (penuh keyakinan, percaya diri), sedangkan confidant yang merupakan noun (kata benda) bermakna “a person to whom secrets or private matters are entrusted” (orang yang dipercayakan rahasia atau masalah pribadi).

confidant vs. confidentContoh Kalimat Confidant dan Confident dan Artinya

  1. She doesn’t have many confidants.
    (Dia tidak mempunyai banyak teman dekat.)
  2. Desta has been my confidant since we were in high school.
    (Desta telah menjadi teman dekat saya sejak kami SMA.)
  3. Kelly’s best friend, Anne, has always been her confidant, knowing all her deepest secrets.
    (Sahabat Kelly, Anne, selalu menjadi orang kepercayaannya, mengetahui semua rahasia terdalamnya.)
  4. As a confidant, Maya keeps all of her friend’s personal matters private, never betraying their trust.
    (Sebagai teman karib, Maya merahasiakan semua urusan pribadi temannya, tidak pernah mengkhianati kepercayaan mereka.)
  5. I learned about impostor syndrome to be a more confident person.
    (Saya mempelajari tentang impostor sindrom — fenomena psikologi dimana orang merasa kesuksesan yang dipeolehnya merupakan kebetulan saja, bukan sesuatu yang pantas mereka capai — untuk menjadi orang yang lebih percaya diri.)
  6. He is 100 percent confident in his appearance.
    (Dia percaya diri 100 persen dengan rupanya.)
  7. After weeks of preparation, the team felt confident about their chances of winning the competition.
    (Setelah persiapan berminggu-minggu, tim merasa yakin dengan peluang mereka untuk memenangkan kompetisi.)

Contoh Soal Confidant vs. Confident

Ketik confidant atau confident untuk melengkapi kalimat di bawah ini.

  1. I can’t believe that you become her .

  2. Only few people are born .

  3.  speakers build a great rapport with their audience.

  4. The man who accompanied the prince to England is his close .

  5. He became  when speaking to the group after read public speaking tips online.

  6. She was a  of my child.

  7. How do you teach yourself to be more ?

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References:

  1. Confident/Confidant/Confidante. https://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/confident.html. Accessed on September 22, 2015.
  2. Confidant and Confident. http://grammar.about.com/od/alightersideofwriting/a/Confidant-And-Confident-Glossary.htm. Accessed on September 22, 2015.
  3. Confidant. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confidant. Accessed on September 22, 2015.
  4. Confidant. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/confidant. Accessed on September 22, 2015.
  5. Confident. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confident. Accessed on September 22, 2015.
  6. 8 Ways to Be a More Confident Person. http://www.success.com/article/8-ways-to-be-a-more-confident-person. Accessed on September 22, 2015.
  7. Impostor Syndrome. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impostor_syndrome. Accessed on September 22, 2015.
  8. 13 Ways to Teach Yourself to Be More Confident. http://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/13-easy-ways-to-boost-your-confidence.html. Accessed on January 1, 2016.
  9. Confident. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/confident. Accessed on January 1, 2016.
  10. How to Be Confident. http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Confident. Accessed on January 1, 2016.
  11. Confidant. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confidant. Accessed on January 1, 2016.
  12. Confidant. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/confidant. Accessed on January 1, 2016.

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