jemandem peinlich sein

Meanings

1.
to feel embarrassed
(Note that German does it backwards: the thing or event is the subject and the person who feels embarrassed is the Dative object. Literally, it is "something is embarrassing to me")

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Word of the Day - "peinlich"

A fun look at the meaning of "peinlich", how to say that you're embarrassed in German and some more words like shame or disgrace :).

Vocab:

peinlich, die Pein, der Schmerz, das Schmerzmittel, die Schande, bloßstellen, sich blamieren


Word Family

Root: *kwei-

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