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 :).


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

Word Family

Root: *kwei-

The original idea of this root was:

paying, atoning, compensating

And the family has focused on the more “severe” side of this, as we can see in the English offspring pain and penalty.

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