How To Describe Your Feelings in Spanish

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You’ve been practicing conversational Spanish and you’re finally ready to get more personal and talk about your feelings in Spanish! You want to be able to express yourself day-to-day but you know there are lots of easily mistaken words in Spanish. You don’t want to say you’re pregnant when you aren’t, so be careful when you say you’re embarrassed. Read below to find more clearly described feelings in Spanish.

Start off with a friendly Spanish greeting and ask them how they’re doing. When they ask you how you’re doing, describe any or all of the feelings in Spanish below by using the verb estar. Feelings in Spanish are temporary states of being so the temporary “to be” verb is used. Use the conjugation “Estoy…” followed by your emotion.

Describing Happy Feelings in Spanish

Happiness is everyone’s favorite state of being so you’ll be using these Spanish feeling words a lot. The most common Spanish word for happiness is contento/a. It means that you are “content” and everything is just fine. If your smile is bigger than usual, you’ll want to step it up and use the word feliz. If you’re even happier than that, you’ll want to say how excited you are by using the word emocionado/a. Remember with masculine and feminine adjectives, their gender must match yours!

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Explaining things with your growing Spanish skill can make you feel very frustrado at times!


How to Say You’re Angry in Spanish

Is the bar all out of their fresh sangria you’ve been thinking of all day? You must be feeling quite annoyed or molesto/a in Spanish. If you were even angrier and decided to yell at the bartender, he’d likely describe you as enfadado/a because you’re angry enough to show it. Enfadado/a means angry is a word most used in Spain, so stick to this word instead of the Latin American enojado/a. If you’re simply a little cranky because you’re tired, use the Spanish word cansado/a. If you’re frustrated like the couple above, stick to the word frustrado/a.

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Two tourists who look a bit “confundidos” in Taronga, Spain.


Sad and Confused Feelings in Spanish

Immersing yourself is a great way to learn Spanish but it comes with ups and downs. You may have some sad days where you’ll have to describe yourself as triste. When you use triste, however, you don’t need to be crying to show your sadness. If you’re upset and visibly irritated, the word disgustado/a better fits the situation. Lastly, an important word for Spanish learners is confundido/a. As you continue studying the Spanish language, you’re sure to have some confusing feelings in Spanish to describe.

You’ve learned all about how to properly describe your feelings in Spanish. No doubt you’ll be flawlessly explaining your emotions in no time! Make sure to avoid all embarrassing situations and study up on your Spanish pronouns too.

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