How To Talk About Feelings In Spanish

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December 2, 2019
How To Talk About Feelings In Spanish

Talking about your emotions in any language can be tough. Having the right vocabulary is a good first step, though. Being able to communicate how you’re feeling is a great way to connect with others, which can make your language-learning experience a lot less lonely when you’re first starting out. We collected some basic vocabulary for emotions and feelings in Spanish, which will help you get started. There are also some phrases thrown in to show you how the vocab fits into a sentence.

Do note that the adjectives below will need to be adjusted depending on the gender of the noun they’re describing. Also, make sure to click the play button next to each of the words to hear them pronounced by a native speaker.

Spanish Emotions And Feelings Vocab

Spanish Emotion Words

the emotion — la emoción

the mood — el humor

happy — feliz

sad — triste

excited — emocionado

the joy — la alegría

the love — el amor

the hate — el odio

angry — enfadado

to feel — sentirse

the feeling — el sentimiento

the hope — la esperanza

depressed — deprimido

the sympathy — la compasión

lonely — solo

satisfied — satisfecho

proud — orgulloso

disappointed — decepcionado

upset — indignado

to get over — olvidar algo

Spanish Emotion Phrases

I like you. — Me gustas.

I have a strange feeling. — Tengo una sensación rara.

I am in a good mood today. — Hoy estoy de buen humor.

It is exasperating! — Es desesperante.

I’m afraid. — Tengo miedo.

He has the blues today. — Hoy está melancólico.

I love you. — Te quiero.

Why are you sad? — ¿Por qué estás triste?

Are you happy with her? — ¿Eres feliz con ella?

I am so unhappy. — Soy tan infeliz.

Spanish Sensation Words

the sensation — la sensación

the pleasure — el placer

the hunger — el hambre

the thirst — la sed

the pain — el dolor

the surprise — la sorpresa

nervous — nervioso

tired — cansado

the fear — el miedo

to get bored — aburrirse

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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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