be embarrassed
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be embarrassed(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. estar avergonzado
Jenny is embarrassed because she fainted in class while everyone was watching.Jenny está avergonzada porque se desmayó en clase mientras todo el mundo miraba.
b. tener vergüenza
Ravi doesn't talk much because he is embarrassed about his low English level.Ravi no habla mucho porque tiene vergüenza de su bajo nivel de inglés.
c. sentirse avergonzado
My mom is embarrassed to talk about the bathroom, even in the most polite terms.Mi madre se siente avergonzada de hablar del baño, incluso en los términos más educados.
d. avergonzarse
Welcome! We're embarrassed that the house isn't tidier.¡Bienvenidos! Nos avergüenza que la casa no esté más ordenada.
e. dar vergüenza
I haven't asked her out yet because I'm embarrassed to start the conversation.Todavía no la he invitado a salir porque me da vergüenza empezar la conversación.
f. estar apenado
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I was embarrassed to meet with my professor because he knew that I didn't do the assignment.Estaba apenada de reunirme con mi profesor porque él sabía que no hice el trabajo.
g. dar pena
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I'm embarrassed to speak in front of such a big audience.Me da pena hablar frente a un público tan grande.
h. apenarse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
This is a safe place. Don't be embarrassed to talk about anything.Este es un espacio seguro. No te apenes de hablar de cualquier cosa.
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