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Is there a semantic difference between the two? Or is it only in intensity?

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    Could you provide a sample sentence? Those two cover different meanings, none of which i can see directly overlapping. Scham has common roots with shame, so while you can use it to translate 'he felt shame' you cannot use it to translate 'shame on you'. Scham is a feeling, not the societal construct. – bukwyrm May 19 at 8:38

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