To express being ashamed in French, we can use the expression avoir honte de.
How to use 'avoir honte de' in French
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Note that the French expression uses avoir (literally "to have shame of"), whereas in English we say to be ashamed.
- Avoir honte de [quelque chose/quelqu'un] = To be ashamed of [something/someone]
Note that de + le, la, l', les (= of the) follows the contraction rule of de: du, de la, de l', des.
- Avoir honte de [faire quelque chose] = To be ashamed of [doing something]
Note that avoir honte de is followed by the infinitive of the verb, unlike -ing in English.
- Avoir honte de [moi, toi, lui, elle, nous, vous, eux, elles] = To be ashamed of [me, you, him, her, us, you, them]
See also Moi/toi/lui/elle/soi/nous/vous/eux/elles - advanced usages (French Stress Pronouns)
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