Confusing English Words – awkward / embarrassing

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Confusing English Words – awkward / embarrassing

بسیاری از کلمات وجود دارند که معنی یکسانی دارند، اما در واقع تعاریف و کاربردهای مختلفی دارند.
شما می خواهید درست صحبت کنید و از به کار بردن کلمات نادرست خودداری کنید، اما در مورد معنی دقیق و کاربرد هر کلمه کاملا مطمئن نیستید.
بعضی از زبان آموزان حتی به دلیل تردیدهایشان از به کار بردن کلمات خودداری می کنند!
هدف ما در این سری از پست ها روشن کردن رایج ترین کلمات گیج کننده در انگلیسی است.

awkward / embarrassing

!Something that is embarrassing makes you feel uncomfortable in front of other people. Your face turns red and you wish you could disappear

If you are singing a song in a performance, and you forget the words, that would be embarrassing. If you are introduced to somebody, and then later you call them by the wrong name, that would also be embarrassing

The word awkward describes a lack of social skills or motor coordination. A person who is physically awkward is always tripping and falling, bumping into things, and dropping things. It is the opposite of being graceful and skillful. An awkward person trying to play soccer might try to kick the ball, but step on the ball instead

People can also be socially awkward – making comments that are a little strange, or not really knowing how to behave in social situations. Sometimes there is an awkward silence or an awkward moment in a conversation, when nobody really knows what to say

Awkward moments are a little bit uncomfortable, but they usually do not have the more intense feelings of shame like embarrassment. However, some situations can be both awkward and embarrassing. For example, if you are on a romantic date and you accidentally make an offensive comment to the other person, that is both awkward (because you lacked social skills) and embarrassing (because you feel ashamed in the situation)

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