65일차. ♣ Unit 5. Awkward situations - LESSON 1. TALKING ABOUT AWKWARD SITUATIONS - [Expressing disbelief and shame]
some things you just don't talk about
Everybody knows this.
I am a little ashamed of myself.
What I did was unacceptable.
I really put my foot in my mouth.
What an idiot.
For heaven's sake!
Why on earth would she leave?
I'm so embarrassed.
※ Expressing disbelief and shame
*Here are some ways you can express disbelief at someone's behavior.
He asked about her salary. There are some things you just don't talk about!
You don't talk politics or religion at a party. Everybody knows that!
For heaven's sake! How could he tell such an offensive joke?
Why on earth would she mention his ex-wife?
Culture note: Different people, and different cultures, can have different ideas of what is appropriate. It's always best to take a moment and consider your actions.
*Here are some ways to express shame (shame). Note that shame can be directed at others, I'm ashamed of you!, or at yourself, I'm ashamed of myself.
She's ashamed of herself for lying.
What I did was unacceptable. I need to apologize.
I really put my foot in my mouth when I mentioned her ex-husband.
What an idiot I am! I completely forgot your birthday.
I was so embarrassed for not remembering his name.