qué vergüenza

qué vergüenza(
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gwehn
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (what a dishonor or outrage)
a. what a disgrace
¡Qué vergüenza que los políticos no defiendan la salud de los ciudadanos!What a disgrace that politicians do not stand up for the health of the citizens!
b. how disgraceful
Había una señora muy mayor en el autobús y nadie le cedió su asiento. ¡Qué vergüenza!There was a very old lady on the bus and no one gave up their seat. How disgraceful!
c. how shameful
¡Qué vergüenza que nadie se ofreciera a ayudarnos! ¡La gente es increíble!How shameful that no one offered to help! People are incredible!
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿No aprobaste el examen? ¡Pero si era facilísimo! ¡Qué vergüenza!Didn't you pass the exam? But it was really easy! Shame on you!
¡Qué vergüenza que la gente no se comporte como es debido!It's really shameful that people don't behave properly!
2. (how mortifying)
a. how embarrassing
Nos está mirando todo el mundo. ¡Qué vergüenza!Everybody is looking at us. How embarrassing!
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Qué vergüenza me da hablar con Pablo! ¡Es tan guapo!I'm so embarrassed to talk to Pablo! He's so handsome!
Qué vergüenza te da hablar en público, ¿no? - ¿Tanto se nota?You're really embarrassed to speak in public, aren't you? - Is it that obvious?
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