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what a pity | that's a pity

This page is about the conversational phrase what a pity | that's a pity

Meaning

You can say this if something disappointing has happened.

For example

  • "It's starting to rain."
    "What a pity. We only just got here."

  • "The tickets have sold out already."
    "That's a pity. I really wanted to go."

Note:
Also "What a shame" and "that's a shame"

Quick Quiz

Gabriela said "What a pity" when she saw her son

a. score a brilliant goal

b. block a shot on goal

c. miss an easy shot

Contributor: Matt Errey