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what different between よほど、困ったのだろう " and "さぞ、困ったのだろう"

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They are near in nuance like とても but the original meanings are different.

よほど (余程)

Near to とても (very, really).

よほど困ったのだろう

Somebody seems to be really embarrassed.

さぞ

さぞ is an old antique word which appears since Heian-era.

It means like きっと and implies that the speaker is guessing something. さぞ 〜 だろう is an idiomatic pair.

The original meaning doesn't contain the meaning like very, but it implies very in most usage.

さぞ困ったのだろう

Somebody seems to be embarrassed.

さぞお困りのようで。

You seem to be embarrassed.

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  • 'Embarrassed' isn't really a good match for 困る, is it? I would say it's closer to 'troubled'. 'Embarrassed' is closer to 恥ずかしい. – Angelos Mar 12 '17 at 16:11

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