How To Talk About Your Feelings In Portuguese

Time to dig deep into your emotions. In Portuguese!
January 18, 2020
How To Talk About Your Feelings In Portuguese

Being in a new country and not speaking the language can be isolating. It’s one of the reasons (one of the many, many reasons) to learn a language: to connect. While there’s a lot to learn, learning to talk about feelings in Portuguese can be an important first step. After all, it’s not easy to connect over “My name is Jean” and “The house is blue.”

To get you started, we put together this simple guide to some of the most basic sentiments and feelings in Portuguese. To hear how each of these words and phrases is pronounced by a native speaker, just click the play button!

How To Talk About Feelings In Portuguese

Portuguese Emotion Words

the emotion — a emoção

the mood — o humor

happy — feliz

sad — triste

excited — entusiasmado

the joy — a alegria

the love — o amor

the hate — o ódio

angry — furioso

to feel — sentir-se

the feeling — o sentimento

the hope — a esperança

depressed — deprimido

the sympathy — a compaixão

lonely — sozinho

satisfied — satisfeito

proud — orgulhoso

disappointed — decepcionado

upset — indignado

to get over — esquecer

Portuguese Emotion Phrases

I like you. — Eu gosto de você.

I have a strange feeling. — Estou com uma sensação estranha.

I am in a good mood today. — Hoje eu estou de bom humor.

It is exasperating! — É desesperador.

I’m afraid. — Eu estou com medo.

He has the blues today. — Hoje ele está melancólico.

I love you. — Eu te amo.

Why are you sad? — Por que você está triste?

Are you happy with her? — Você está feliz com ela?

I am so unhappy. — Eu sou tão infeliz.

Portuguese Sensation Words

the sensation — a sensação

the pleasure — o prazer

the hunger — a fome

the thirst — a sede

the pain — a dor

the surprise — a surpresa

nervous — nervoso

tired — cansado

the fear — o medo

to get bored — se entediar

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Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.

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