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    Smile Iím so embarrassed.

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?


    A: I heard you saved a kid on the rail-lord risk yourself.
    You really did a good job. Iím proud of you.
    No one would dare do that.

    B: Please stop praising me.
    ⓐIím so embarrassed.
    ⓑIím so shame.
    If one saw that situation anyone would do it like me.


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    Re: Iím so embarrassed.

    A: I heard you saved a kid on the rail-lord??, risking your own life.
    You really did a good job What you did was heroic. I’m proud of you.
    No one would dare do that.

    B: You are embarrassing me with your compliments.
    ⓐI’m so embarrassed.
    ⓑI’m so shame.
    If one saw that situation anyone would do it like me. I did what I had to.

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    Re: Iím so embarrassed.

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?


    A: I heard you saved a kid on the rail-lord risk yourself.
    You really did a good job. I’m proud of you.
    No one would dare do that. No one else would've dared [no "do that"]

    B: Please stop praising me. Give over. (Possibly only Br Eng)
    ⓐI’m so embarrassed. [Often these two are rolled into one: 'Don't embarrass me' (Popular in the UK among people of a certain age - mine, actually - because it was the catch-phrase of a children's TV character*.]
    ⓑI’m so ashamed. [Use only if you've done something wrong - something 'to be ashamed of'.]
    If one saw that situation anyone would do it like me. 'Anyone else would've done the same in my place.'
    b

    *PS For more on Lenny the Lion, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Hall_(ventriloquist)
    Last edited by BobK; 08-Feb-2009 at 12:48. Reason: Added PS

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    Re: Iím so embarrassed.

    When reporting an embarrassing situation common idioms are 'I could have died' and 'I wanted to sink into the floor' (or some other impossible way of disappearing).

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    Re: Iím so embarrassed.

    Many thanks~ It was so helpful

    Can I ask you one more thing?
    'I could have died'

    Can I use like this?

    After I save the kid many people around me gave me a handclp.
    I was so embarrassed and I could have died.

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    Re: Iím so embarrassed.

    Nearly. 'After I saved the kid many people around me gave me a handclp applauded/gave me a round of applause.
    I was so embarrassed and I could have died. [except for the "and"]

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