English Phrases for Expressing Disappointment

So, you are disappointed and don’t know which phrase to use in English ? Let me tell you a few easy to learn phrases:

  • What a shame!
  • What a pity !
  • How disappointing!
  • That’s too bad!
  • Oh, but I was looking forward to (verb+ing)
  • What a nightmare/disaster ! I was hoping to (infinitve)
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Now, imagine a situation and try to feel the true feelings of disappointment when saying these expressions. Remember to choose only one or two phrases in order to gain confidence and learn them correctly! Good luck – I hope you won’t need them 🙂

For more phrases used in different situations make sure to check out our new pages with exercises:

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