Translation of shame in Spanish:


vergüenza, n.

Pronunciation /ʃeɪm/


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    • 1.1(feeling)

      vergüenza feminine
      pena feminine Latin America
      he blushed with shame se puso colorado de vergüenza
      • she feels no shame for / about what she did no le da vergüenza lo que hizo
      • her actions brought shame on the family lo que hizo fue la vergüenza de la familia
      • 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.
      • He breathed shallowly trying to regain his breath, and let out a scream full of furry, hate, shame, humiliation, and pain.
      • I was just filled up with so much shame, so much humiliation.
      • But still, it practically knocked Kate off her feet, and she could feel her face getting hot from her shame and fear.
      • George's mouth fell open, and I could instantly see the shame and regret written all over his face.
      • He could understand the shame and guilt the brunette was feeling right now, and the feeling of complete loss.
      • And so I think those are the emotions, the shame and guilt and the feeling of hypocrisy.
      • But the shame and sorrow for what had happened never cooled.
      • As long as she keeps running she can avoid the shame, guilt, anger and fear that all compete for dominance in her soul.
      • ‘We didn't want to be reminded partly because of the shame,’ he said.
      • It is a country of freedom of speech, more or less, but the ignorance and the shame of the essay writer is unbearable.
      • I realized this was the case when her next words came out with the shame of a child who was caught in the cookie jar,
      • ‘I ran away,’ I quickly interjected, trying to get rid of the shame by exposing it quickly.
      • I can live with the shame if it means I'm more productive.
      • Hell is a place where you are reminded of all of your sins over and over again, and perhaps the shame in just remembering them for eternity will be the first thing to drive you mad.
      • If she did, Carl would have seen the shame in her face.
      • Somehow, the shame of my actions was quick to evaporate.
      • I couldn't stand the shame when I reread it a couple days back.

    • 1.2(cause of shame)

      vergüenza feminine
      • 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.
      • He describes a scene where the screams of the learner merged with his own self-loathing, a joint pain, and up he went, utterly without a centre, having spurted it all out in secret shames.
      • She trusted him with her secrets, even her shames.
      • I live in chagrin and with lovely little shames.
      • When will we profess our shames, diagnose our ills, write out our wrongs?
      • As historians have recently pointed out, the process of keeping family secrets and shames was one that implicated several generations and led to enormous stress for the children involved.
      • Eventually, the ideology de-evolved into an almost completely racist bent to all football bedlam (paving the way for one of punk's personal shames, the skinheads).
      • The colourful graffiti on many of the walls in Switzerland may be a shame to the locals but I would have loved to record my impressions of this ideal destination in such artistic abandon.
      • I was among them, marked with the shame of extra ‘handwriting’ lessons until I was 14.
      • He remembered the way Buck had worn his first sweater, standing up tall and looking down at his chest, helpless to the giggling and the shame of wearing such an ugly outfit.
      • The whole time, he carefully avoids looking at me as I struggle with the shame of crying in school over what looks like nothing more than a stupid locker.

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    lástima feminine
    pena feminine
    what a shame! ¡qué lástima / pena!
    • it's a great shame you can't come es una verdadera lástima / pena que no puedas venir
    • it would be a shame to miss that opportunity sería una lástima / una pena perder esa oportunidad
    • 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.
    • It is a shame to have such a situation in the present state of technological development.
    • The two men share such synergy - especially in the more experimental storytelling style used in the last chapter - that it's almost a shame to consider them separately.
    • It'd be such a shame to squander three seasons of blinding TV…
    • There's plenty of funny stuff there, and it's kind of a shame to see this particular conceit, which has a lot of humorous potential, discarded so quickly.
    • The rainbow maki (known locally as a stampeder roll) is not only a great example, it's almost a shame to eat it because it's so lovely to look at.
    • It's just a shame to see the same ground being walked - there's got to be other topics that well-produced anime can address, but I'm still waiting.
    • It is a shame to miss the compendiousness and convincingness of the picture, of the crumbling - crummy - amalgam of dark and dry, of what is there and what is lost.
    • Either way, it would be a shame to miss this record.
    • As with every truly well written story, it seems a shame to unravel all of the threads and to foreshadow all of the genuinely surprising twists in the plot.
    • The principals are now engaged in a plot that it would be a shame to reveal, since much of the joy in watching this production comes from not knowing the ending.
    • I - you know, it's such a shame to see all of this because, you know, Paula is such a supportive judge.
    • It's a shame to reveal the finely crafted intricacies of the plot, but the innovative details of Harry and Lucy's courtship demand sharing.
    • It's a shame to see it all play out in a movie that's mostly about making blandly obvious arguments about how bad and dishonourable racism is.
    • It's a shame to throw them away or leave them in the back of a cupboard when they could go towards improving the lives of the many disadvantaged children in the UK.
    • I took jazz-singing lessons and the teacher told me that we could never take the country out of my voice, and that it would be a shame to do so.
    • It would be a shame to let one of the few real legal and democratic options available to British Columbians today slip by unrealised.
    • It's a shame to dress the whole thing up in nationalism as well!

transitive verb

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    apenar Latin America
    to shame sb into -ing
    • 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.
    • He's not looking to shame people, but rather to afford them an opportunity to see things the way he does.
    • I've been pretty open about it to the point of shaming my father by saying, ‘Yeah, I had to take anti-depressants for almost a year.’
    • Honesty about our internalised oppression builds a culture without thought policing or shaming people based on our assumptions of what is right.
    • McNamara has no interest in shaming the people he worked with or himself.
    • I wouldn't have to describe to you how terrible these experiences were, because you know that whenever we are publicly shamed we feel we are exposed to the world and that we are in danger of becoming a nothing, a non-person.
    • Some right wing parties are now part of European governments; others have shamed traditional politicians, and one of them was even assassinated.
    • It shamed Ruth to think of what he would see: a small, stuffy cottage, made even smaller by her three boys.
    • I hadn't spent my whole seventeen years perfecting my defenses to my mother's attempts at shaming me for nothing.
    • Some suspected he didn't make me promise, for many knew that he didn't like pledges, for if you found yourself unable to complete them, you were shamed for life, and that was no life.
    • She may be verbally abused, talked about negatively and/or publicly shamed.
    • And those who have been hurt by the system can end up shamed into silence.
    • We come from very little, and I think that shames my family.
    • My kids are too young to have shamed the family by becoming MPs.
    • "Tell the truth and shame the devil".
    • If you discover any misappropriation, please name and shame the culprits.
    • Bullies try to shame and intimidate their victims and make them feel inadequate.
    • Young people feel shamed and inadequate when they lack the proper clothing or necessities for school and will stay home to avoid public embarrassment.