How To Talk About Your Feelings In Dutch

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February 27, 2020
How To Talk About Your Feelings In Dutch

Dutch might be one of the easiest languages for English speakers to learn, but talking about your feelings in Dutch can still be somewhat intimidating. For one, Dutch pronunciation is notoriously tricky to master. Now, add a touch of emotional vulnerability into the mix, and you’ve got a recipe for a slightly anxiety-inducing conversation.

Never fear, though — we’ve got you covered. Below, you’ll find a reference guide for some of the most common words you’ll need to talk about your feelings in Dutch, together with pronunciations voiced by native speakers. You won’t be a well-rounded Dutch speaker until you can curse somebody with cholera and open up about your feelings in the same sentence, so let’s get to it!

How To Talk About Your Feelings In Dutch

Dutch Emotion Words

the emotion — de emotie

the mood — het humeur

happy — gelukkig

sad — droevig

excited — enthousiast

the joy — de vreugde

the love — de liefde

the hate — de haat

angry — woedend

to feel — zich voelen

the feeling — het gevoel

the hope — de hoop

depressed — gedeprimeerd

lonely — eenzaam

satisfied — tevreden

proud — trots

disappointed — teleurgesteld

upset — van streek

to get over — zich eroverheen zetten

Dutch Sensation Words

the sensation — de gewaarwording

the pleasure — het genoegen

the hunger — de honger

the thirst — de dorst

the pain — de pijn

the surprise — de verrassing

nervous — zenuwachtig

tired — moe

angst — de angst

to get bored — zich vervelen

the shock — de shock

the discomfort — het onbehagen

the relief — de opluchting

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Steph is a writer, lindy hopper, and astrologer. She’s also a language enthusiast who grew up bilingual and had an early love affair with books. She has mostly proved herself as a New Yorker, and she can introduce herself in Swedish thanks to Babbel. She also speaks Russian and Spanish, but she’s a little rusty on those fronts.

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