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    ⓐI feel shame. ⓑI feel shy.

    Hello~ Would you help me with saying this naturally please?
    Should I say shame or shy? or anything else?

    A: Where are you going?

    B: Bathroom, to get dressing.

    A: Just get clothes here, why would bother going to bathroom?

    B: You are here, ⓐI feel shame. ⓑI feel shy.

    A: Oh, my, Im not going to watch you. I will turn head back. Ok?

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    Re: ⓐI feel shame. ⓑI feel shy.

    I'm going to the bathroom to get dressed.

    You're here - I'm shy!

    (If the person is of the same sex, then you feel shy. If it's of a different sex, it was inappropriate to suggest it. In my culture, we work hard to make sure people don't feel "shame" about their bodies, though sometimes I wish we'd work a little harder to keep more of them covered.)


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    Smile Re: ⓐI feel shame. ⓑI feel shy.

    Dear Barb_D,
    Thanks a lot for your help

    Sorry but can I ask one more thing? because I'm still a bit confused.
    the feeling of "shame and shy"

    Can I say...

    A: Why don't you come front here and sing a song?

    B: Oh, No way, I'm hopless at singing. And so many people are looking at me.
    ⓐI'm so shame . I can't.
    ⓑI'm so shy. I can't.

    A: No, worry, No one cares, you sing yours they talk theirs.
    Just think there is no one here.

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    Re: ⓐI feel shame. ⓑI feel shy.

    I think English learners confuse "shame" with "embarrassment."

    If I behave badly, I've done something to feel shame over.

    If I fall over my own feet, I'm probably a bit embarrassed if anyone sees.

    I may be too shy to sing in public, even if I have a nice voice.
    If I have a bad voice, I may be embarrassed to sing in front of others.
    If I have the chance to sing and instead come up to the mircophone and shout rude words, then I should feel shame for my actions.


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    Re: ⓐI feel shame. ⓑI feel shy.

    Dear Barb_D,

    Oh~~ Thanks a lot for the useful examples .
    You know exactly what i'm confused about...
    I like your all examples It's easy and funny

    Just short check please~

    B: Oh, No way, I'm hopless at singing. And so many people are looking at me. I'm so embarrassed, you know~

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    B: You are here, I'm a bit embarrassed. I better go to bathroom get dressed.

    Can I say like this?

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    Re: ⓐI feel shame. ⓑI feel shy.

    That's fine.
    I liked being in the musicals in school - I just wanted to be in the chorus, but to be in the show at all, you had to sing a solo at your audition. I did find that embarrassing.

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