posted by sammi .
does "rester debout" mean to remain standing? if so, could i say I was very embarrassed because i remained standing while the rest of the class sat down
: j'ai été très gêné parce que tout le monde dans la classe s'est assis mais je suis resté debout
You could. The use of the passé composé implies that you "suddenly" felt embarrassed. If you would prefer to describe the feeling of embarrassment, it would be the imperfait = j'étais...
also for description = je restais (I was standing vs. I stood)
Sra (aka Mme)