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EtymologyEdit

From beschämen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈʃɛːmt/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /bəˈʃeːmt/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
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  • Hyphenation: be‧schämt

AdjectiveEdit

beschämt (comparative beschämter, superlative am beschämtesten)

  1. ashamed

Usage notesEdit

It is more common to use the verb "(sich) schämen" (to shame oneself) instead of this adjective. (Ich schäme mich. ("I shame myself.") instead of "Ich bin beschämt." ("I am ashamed."). The latter may sound outdated or posh.

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