- an embarrassed silenceun silencio violento or embarazosohe gave an embarrassed coughsoltó una tosecilla nerviosaI'm embarrassedme da vergüenzato be embarrassed
me da pena (Latin America except Southern Cone)
me da corte (Spain) [colloquial]
about -ingshe felt embarrassed about telling mele daba vergüenza or (Latin America except Southern Cone) pena or (Spain) [colloquial] corte contármelo [colloquial]to be embarrassed to + infinitiveI was embarrassed to ask any more questionsme dio vergüenza or apuro seguir preguntandoto be financially embarrassed
me dio no sé qué or (in Spain also) me dio corte seguir preguntando [colloquial]estar pasando por un mal momento económico
tener 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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