How To Talk About Feelings In Turkish

Talking about your feelings in your native language is hard enough, which is why we made a vocab guide.
March 30, 2020
How To Talk About Feelings In Turkish

Language was invented as a way to get ideas from one person to another. While pointing and grunting is great, humans have a need to convey more complex ideas. One topic central to communication is emotions and feelings, and even with the proper words it can be difficult to talk about how you’re feeling. When you’re learning Turkish, or really any language, looking at emotional vocab is important. Figuring out how to express your feelings in Turkish will almost certainly come in handy at some point.

To get you started, we collected some of the most basic vocabulary for feelings in Turkish. And if you want to hear how each term is pronounced by a native speaker, just hit the play button next to the word.

Turkish Emotions And Feelings Vocab

Turkish Emotion Words

emotion — duygu

the mood — keyif

happy — mutlu

sad — acıklı

excited — coşkun

joy — sevinç

love — aşk

hate — nefret

angry — kızgın

to feel — kendini hissetmek

feeling — his

hope — umut

depressed — depresyonda

sympathy — acıma

lonely — yalnız

satisfied — memnun

proud — gurur duyan

disappointed — hayal kırıklığına uğramış

upset — hiddetli

to get over — atlatmak

Turkish Sensation Words

sensation — duyum

pleasure — zevk

hunger — açlık

thirst — susuzluk

pain — ağrı

surprise — sürpriz

nervous, excited — heyecanlı

tired — yorgun

fear — korku

to get bored — sıkılmak

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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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