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    Default It's a shame

    Hi,

    If I say,

    "It's a shame you didn't pass the exam"

    Does it mean that you should be embarrassed and feel guilty about not passing the exam?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: It's a shame

    No. It's an expression of your sympathy for the person's disappointment.

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    Default Re: It's a shame

    See http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/shame_1 Definition #1

    Not a teacher.

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    Default Re: It's a shame

    I am not a teacher.

    It's equivalent to, "It's a pity".

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