- 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (feeling) vergüenza (f), pena (f) (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) he blushed with shame se puso colorado de vergüenza she feels no shame for o about what she did no le da vergüenza or (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) pena lo que hizo have you no (sense of) shame? ¿es que has perdido la vergüenza?, ¿es que no tienes vergüenza? oh, the shame of it! ¡qué vergüenza or bochorno!, ¡qué pena! (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) her actions brought shame on the family lo que hizo fue la vergüenza de la familia shame on you! ¡qué vergüenza!, ¡debería darte vergüenza! to put sb to shame she's so good at chess, she puts me to shame juega tan bien al ajedrez que me pone en evidencia or me hace pasar vergüenzaMore example sentences1.2 (no plural/sin plural) (cause of shame) vergüenza (feminine)
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- It should not be overlooked that this could be due to the feelings of fear, shame, embarrassment or anger that the victims may still feel during or even after the event.
- It's what mainly life is about - humiliation, embarrassment, shame and shyness, all the other things.
- No fictional account of human humiliation and shame can capture the frightening banality of the people's treatment at these checkpoints.
- It's very much a book about a man remembering being a child, and it's very much about a man remembering the shames of being a child.
- Awarded the Military Cross, he took lives to save others, contributing to the ‘long-famous glories, immemorial shames of war’.
- Secret shames are divulged delicately, drawing viewers into the lives of the characters.
- 2 (pity) (no plural/sin plural) lástima (f), pena (f) what a shame! ¡qué lástima or pena! it's a great shame you can't come es una verdadera lástima or pena que no puedas venir it would be a shame to miss that opportunity sería una lástima or una pena perder esa oportunidadMore example sentences
- It's a shame as they do contribute so much to the character of a place.
- He really is that good here and it was a shame he did not win the Oscar.
- It would be a shame to bring home a bounty of lovely fashionable gifts and nothing suits her.
Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.
- avergonzar*, apenar (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) to shame sb
into -ingthey shamed us into paying nos hicieron avergonzarnos de tal manera que al final pagamosMore example sentences
- I was shamed and embarrassed, yet decided that I should still go to the Wallace Monument.
- In this case men are shamed into silence, a form of abuse that few women today would tolerate.
- Putting bumper stickers on people's cars, they say, is an updated way of inducing shame for social good, in this case by shaming SUV drivers about their purchase.