- an embarrassed silencehe gave an embarrassed coughun silencio violento or embarazosoI'm embarrassedsoltó una tosecilla nerviosato be embarrassedme da vergüenzame da pena (Latin America except Southern Cone)me da corte (Spain) [colloquial]
about -ingshe felt embarrassed about telling meto be embarrassed to +le daba vergüenza or (Latin America except Southern Cone) pena or (Spain) [colloquial] corte contármelo [colloquial] infinitiveI was embarrassed to ask any more questionsto be financially embarrassedme dio vergüenza or apuro seguir preguntandome dio no sé qué or (in Spain also) me dio corte seguir preguntando [colloquial]estar pasando por un mal momento económicotener dificultades económicasExample sentences
- It was used only by his closest friends who knew that whenever he was embarrassed or nervous, he would blush deeply and get a red nose.
- After an embarrassed silence, he added: ‘Granted, we didn't make much of a song and dance about that at the time.’
- Are they going to maintain an embarrassed silence?
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