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American English: /əmˈbɛrəsɪŋ/
British English: /ɪmˈbarəsɪŋ/
, /ɛmˈbarəsɪŋ/

Translation of embarrassing in Spanish:


  • (mistake/experience/remark)
    I found the whole incident acutely embarrassing
    todo el asunto me hizo sentir muy violento or incómodo
    the revelations could be highly embarrassing for him
    las revelaciones podrían ponerlo en una situación muy embarazosa
    it was the most embarrassing moment of my whole life
    en mi vida había pasado tanta vergüenza
    fue el momento más penoso de mi vida (Latin America except Southern Cone)
    the singing was so bad it was embarrassing
    cantaban tan mal, que daba vergüenza ajena or (Latin America except Southern Cone) que daba pena ajena
    Example sentences
    • And were they to say no, it could all prove very embarrassing for Tony.
    • It was becoming increasingly embarrassing for Cork at this stage and a total collapse was on the cards.
    • I imagine it is very embarrassing for them to be found out for being so secretive.

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