In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(conduct/ignorance) vergonzoso(ignorance/conduct) bochornosothe shameful truth — la ignominiosa verdad
- the house was in a shameful condition — la casa estaba hecha una vergüenza
- Contemporary culture, too, showed its shameful face, as foul language and potato crisps in theatres.
- This may be shameful, but it's genuinely impossible not to laugh.
- They don't want the great ‘eyes of the world’ to fall upon us and find anything too freaky or shameful.
- White says it's shameful that tuition fees are so high when the province has a $7 billion surplus.
- What a shameful record for a country that boasts of 800 pictures a year, twice as many as Hollywood produces.
- Susan felt bad that she had hurt Jason but she quickly held back shameful tears so she could speak.
- To be weak and shameful is a disgrace severe enough to be punishable by death according to my standards.
- Yes, I think there comes a point where putting a brave face on things becomes a shameful charade.
- Now such a public display of journalistic hooliganism is shameful.
- For me it was a disappointing and somewhat shameful day.
- I thought it would be irresponsible and shameful not to publish it - and of course criticisms of it.
- It's shameful for me and for my family and for my beloved company, and for all of its employees and partners.
- The family was dignified and respectful even of the late senator and his family as this shameful secret was becoming public.
- The history of racism in accusations and punishments for rape is sordid and shameful.
- Personally, I feel cheated if an election campaign does not include a modicum of shameful brawling.
- He would never have had to commit this shameful act that was tearing and ripping away at his soul.
- Compare and contrast with the shameful rubbish that was the British 70s ‘sex film’.
- Look up - the world's tallest, messiest, most shameful advertisement is no more.
- Meghan was shameful for even contemplating about breaking up with Shawn even if she saw him kissing Jess.
- The grammar in that last sentence was really shameful, and it's going to look even worse typed out on a page.
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