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That’s a shame

Today the word I’ve met is That’s a shame.

That’s a shame.
What a shame(s+v).
It’s a shame that s+v

It is used like “I’m sorry to hear that.”, “That’s too bad”

The meaning is nothing to do with embarrassment or humiliation.
Say like “Shame on you” in case of humiliation.

Did you miss the bus? That’s a shame.

A: I didn’t join the party.
B: That’s a shame.

What a shame you didn’t.
It’s a shame that you didn’t join the party.

It’s a shame you can’t make it on Sunday.
to make it is to manage to arrive on time.

A: She had a car accident.
B: That’s a shame.

What a shame she had a car accident.
It’s a shame that she had a car accident.

 

It’s a shame about Ray.

Lemonhead’s song title.

 

 

And that’s a shame, considering how much money Amazon is sinking into original content.

by engadget.com

Sometimes, the nuance is sarcastic.

 

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