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You know when you spilled milk on the floor. What do you feel? You feel that the milk is ____________(That it was a waste.)
I wonder if there's a similar word in English to mean "sayang" in Filipino. Please fill in the blank for me. Thanks!!!
Personally, I would feel annoyed with myself. This is because I have wasted the milk, I have to clean it up, and I will have to visit the store again to replace it.
Wasted is the word. Spoilt only applies when it goes smelly and bad, not when spilt.
I'm not sure where the idea of "spoilt" came from. Perhaps there was an early edit that I missed. "Spoilt" and "spilt" both exist too, but they're not interchangeable (The difference, come to think of it, is often sorted out by collocation: you can have a 'spoilt brat' or 'spilt milk'...)
Thanks for the many replies...
Wasted - It's because you find it unusable... Is this what you guys mean with the word?
If so... I'm sorry but it doesn't suffice my question...
The Filipino word "Sayang" means that you feel a little upset because you find it unusable and that you spent for it.
I bought a new shirt but it doesn't fit me. Sayang!
Can you also please give me some sentences using 'wasted'. Thanks!!!
Then: you spill milk and say, "That was a waste!" (You feel annoyed with yourself for being so clumsy.)
"I just bought a new shirt and the damn thing doesn't fit me. What a waste of money!"