In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(experience/remark/mistake) embarazoso(situation) embarazoso(situation) violento(attempt/performance) penoso(performance/attempt) lamentableI found the whole incident acutely embarrassing — todo el asunto me hizo sentir muy violento / 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 — fue el momento más penoso de mi vida
- the singing was so bad it was embarrassing — cantaban tan mal, que daba vergüenza ajena
- When younger, it occurred to me that giving him a nickname like ‘dribble boy’ would make it sound like he had an embarrassing personal problem.
- It would be very embarrassing for them to wash my clothes.
- It would be very embarrassing for him to admit it to me.
- It is also embarrassing for a team of our stature to go home without a victory.
- It would have been far too embarrassing for my father to allow the truth into the history.
- Is the topic potentially embarrassing or uncomfortable?
- That was extremely embarrassing for someone who does cognitive science and linguistics.
- He sometimes wet the bed too, which was kind of embarrassing for a twelve-year old.
- That was very embarrassing for Dr Cullen, because he knows that in actual fact we are going backwards.
- Not only is this an embarrassing problem for you but it is also a potentially dangerous one.
- It was becoming increasingly embarrassing for Cork at this stage and a total collapse was on the cards.
- Excuse me now whilst I cringe at the embarrassing display of confused angst that made an appearance in my last post…
- I'm a young, shy, gay male with a very embarrassing problem.
- I mean, to begin with, he works in a pharmacy, which means he has to deal with other people's very embarrassing personal problems on a daily basis.
- And were they to say no, it could all prove very embarrassing for Tony.
- I imagine it is very embarrassing for them to be found out for being so secretive.
- The scoreline itself tells the full story of an embarrassing and humiliating defeat for Waterford footballers in Ballinascreen.
- Are cheap ‘value’ products packaged in order to make it embarrassing for people who aren't ‘wacky students’ to buy them?
- It's always slightly embarrassing for anyone to talk about the meaning of life, especially if you're a philosopher.
- And discovery in the case could still prove very embarrassing for him, as well as hurtful to his wife and children.
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