la vergüenza
-the embarrassment
See the entry for vergüenza.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (ignominy)
a. embarrassment
Nunca he sentido tanta vergüenza antes. Por favor, escóndeme.I have never felt such embarrassment before. Please hide me.
b. disgrace
¡Qué vergüenza! Perdimos el partido 0-6.What a disgrace! We lost the game 0-6.
2. (indignity)
a. shame
De la manera que actúa, parece que no tiene vergüenza.From the way he's acting, it's like he has no shame.
3. (bashfulness)
a. shyness
Ella no tiene una pizca de vergüenza en su cuerpo; habla con cualquier persona.She doesn't have an ounce of shyness in her body; she talks to anyone.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (deshonra)
a. shame
me da vergüenza confesar que…I'm ashamed to admit that…
sentir vergüenzato feel ashamed
2. (bochorno)
a. embarrassment
me da vergüenza decírteloI'm embarrassed to tell you
¡qué vergüenza!how embarrassing!
sentir vergüenzato feel embarrassed
sentir vergüenza ajenato feel embarrassed for somebody
¿quién quiere el de la vergüenza?who wants the last one?
3. (timidez)
a. bashfulness
perder la vergüenzato lose one's inhibitions
tener poca vergüenzato be shameless
4. (escándalo)
a. disgrace
¡es una vergüenza!it's disgraceful!
¡qué vergüenza!what a disgrace!
5. (genitales)
a. private parts, privates
1 (azoramiento) embarrassment
casi me muero de vergüenza I almost died of embarrassment; ¡qué vergüenza! how embarrassing!; me da vergüenza decírselo I feel too embarrassed to tell him; sentir vergüenza ajena to feel embarrassed for sb
2 (dignidad) shame; sense of shame
si tuviera vergüenza no lo haría if he had any (sense of) shame he wouldn't do it; ¡vergüenza debería darte! you should be ashamed!; shame on you!; ¡vaya manera de tratar a tu abuela, qué vergüenza! what a way to treat your grandmother, you should be ashamed o shame on you!; ¡qué poca vergüenza tienes! you've got no shame!; you're utterly shameless; perder la vergüenza to lose all sense of shame; sacar a algn a la vergüenza to make a public display of sb; to hold sb up to shame
3 (escándalo) disgrace
el hijo es la vergüenza de su familia the son is a disgrace to his family; es una vergüenza que esté tan sucio it's a disgrace o it's disgraceful that it should be so dirty
4 vergüenzas (genitales) privates (eufemismo); naughty bits (familiar) (humorístico)
con las vergüenzas al aire fully exposed (humorístico)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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