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For Life
2007.10.24(Review of 2000.09.10 edition)

May we suggest an extra shot or two of self-confidence before you begin today's course?

Today's Lesson
EMBARRASS   きまりの悪い思いをさせる


  • To embarrass (verb) someone is to make them feel foolish, ashamed, or uncomfortable. (see Examples 1 & 2)

    If you are embarrassed (adjective), you feel foolish, ashamed, or uncomfortable.

    If a situation, conversation, mistake, etc. is embarrassing (adjective), it MAKES you feel foolish, ashamed, or uncomfortable.
  • embarrass (動詞)とは、相手のことを愚かだ、あるいは、恥ずかしいと思わせたり、不愉快な思いをさせたりする、という意味です。(Examples 1 & 2 参照)

    embarrassed (形容詞)は、自分のことを愚かだ、あるいは、恥ずかしいと思わされる、不愉快な思いをさせられる、という意味になります。

    状況や会話、失敗などによって、自分のことを愚かだ、あるいは、恥ずかしいと思わされる、または、不愉快な思いをさせられる場合には、embarrassing (形容詞)を使います。



  1. (during an argument with her husband at a restaurant)
    Please don't shout - you're embarrassing me.
  2. (a teenage boy to his father)
    I've asked Mom a hundred times not to call me “puppy” anymore. She embarrassed me in front of all my friends.
  3. (an actor in the school play)
    I forgot some of my lines during last night's performance. I've never been so embarrassed.
  4. a: What was your most embarrassing experience?
    b: I'd be too embarrassed to tell you.
  5. a: Did you hear that Kevin accidentally walked into the girls' restroom this morning?
    b: You're kidding! That must have been so embarrassing!
  6. The reporters asked the President some very embarrassing questions at yesterday's press conference.

英会話レッスンWishing you all the best!