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    What a shame!

    Wnen I first saw this expression,What a shame! I thought it's blaming someone for his shameful behavior, but it turned out an expression for "a very regretful thing". What is that?

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    Re: What a shame!

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Wnen I first saw this expression,What a shame! I thought it's blaming someone for his shameful behavior, but it turned out an expression for "a very regretful thing". What is that?
    In this sense, 'a shame' is 'a pity', something you feel pity for.

    A: You have such a beautiful baby! He looks very well.
    B: Yes, unfortunately he gets a lot of colic. He doesn't sleep well.
    A: Oh, What a shame! (What a pity; How unfortunate!)

    Here's another example:
    "Nice legs! Shame about the face."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9Khba7i6EA

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    Re: What a shame!

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    In this sense, 'a shame' is 'a pity', something you feel pity for.

    A: You have such a beautiful baby! He looks very well.
    B: Yes, unfortunately he gets a lot of colic. He doesn't sleep well.
    A: Oh, What a shame! (What a pity; How unfortunate!)

    Here's another example:
    "Nice legs! Shame about the face."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9Khba7i6EA
    Thanks a lot! The last example sounded so funnny!!! In Korea, we also say that, I know there's some girls whose leg beauty is so great, but their face is not a good match. Hahaha, You made me memorize it permantly!

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    Re: What a shame!

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Thanks a lot! The last example sounded so funnny!!! In Korea, we also say that, I know there's some girls whose leg beauty is so great, but their face is not a good match. Hahaha, You made me memorize it permantly!
    Now see what you've done, Raymott!

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