An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (awkward)
a. embarazoso
It was embarrassing to have to sit next to my ex-boyfriend and his wife at the dinner party.Fue embarazoso tener que sentarme junto a mi exnovio y su esposa en la cena.
b. violento
They didn't let me in the neighborhood pool. It was so embarrassing!No me dejaron entrar a la piscina comunitaria. ¡Qué violento fue!
c. penoso
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
It was so embarrassing when I blanked during my presentation.Fue tan penoso cuando me quedé en blanco durante la exposición.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. embarazoso(a), bochornoso(a)
how embarrassing!¡qué vergüenza! ¡qué pena!
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embarrassing [ɪmˈbærəsɪŋ]
[+experience, situation] embarazoso; violento; [+question, mistake] embarazoso; [+performance] penoso
it was a very embarrassing situation
that was an embarrassing moment for me pasé muchísima vergüenza; fue un momento muy embarazoso; he finds it embarrassing to talk about himself le da vergüenza hablar de sí mismo; le resulta violento hablar de sí mismo; le da corte hablar de sí mismo (informal); (Esp) he has put the government in an embarrassing position (awkward) ha puesto al gobierno en una situación embarazosa or comprometida
he made an embarrassing attempt to cover up his mistake
he tries to dance like a teenager — it's embarrassing to watch intenta bailar como un quinceañero — da vergüenza ajena verlo
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