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  • 6 Counting in Spanish [0/3]
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  • 8 Days and months in Spanish [0/4]
  • 9 Weather in Spanish [0/2]
  • 10 Emotions in Spanish [0/3]
  • 11 Needs and opinions in Spanish [0/2]
  • 12 Asking for directions in Spanish [0/2]
  • 13 Foods and drinks in Spanish [0/3]
  • 14 How to order food in Spanish [0/2]
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  • Emotions in Spanish

    ¿Qué pasa? ¿Cómo te sientes?

    The content consists of 3 parts. In the opening table you can see and learn how to say "How do you feel" in Spanish. Vocabulary about the different kinds of emotions follows next. In the third paragraph you can continue with types of personalities and personal traits in Spanish. 

    How do you feel in Spanish

    Before getting down to the emotions themselves, take a look on some questions that ask about the emotional state. 

    Spanish English
    ¿Cómo te sientes? How do you feel?
    ¿Cómo se siente? How do you feel? (formal)
    ¿Qué te pasa? What's wrong? (more informal)
    ¿Cómo estás? How are you?
    ¿Cómo está? How are you? (formal)
    ¿Qué tal? What´s up?


    List of emotions

    The verb ESTAR (to be) is used when talking about emotions, because it expresses temporary state of affairs. 

    Masculine gender Feminine gender English
    triste triste sad
    asqueado asqueada disgusted
    enojado enojada angry
    sorprendido sorprendida surprised
    asustado asustada scared
    feliz feliz happy
    alegre alegre joyful
    enamorado enamorada in love
    avergonzado avergonzada ashamed
    emocionado emocionada excited
    sonrojado sonrojada flushed
    contento contenta happy, content
    atemorizado atemorizada afraid
    cansado cansada tired
    agotado agotada exhausted


    Example dialogue

    Marco: ¡Hola, Louise! ¿Qué tal? Hi, Louise! What´s up?

    Louise: ¡Hola! Estoy feliz y contenta! Hi! I´m happy and content. 

    Personality traits

    In Spanish when asking for personality of someone, it is used the question "Cómo es?" (What kind of person is?)

    The verb SER (to be) is put to use when talking about personal traits, because it exhibits permanent characteristics. 

    Masculine gender Feminine gender English
    tranquilo tranquila calm
    aburrido aburrida boring
    serio seria serious
    vago vaga lazy
    inteligente inteligente intelligent
    guapo guapa beautiful, handsome
    interesante interesante interesting
    majo maja nice, kind
    simpático simpática sympathetic, nice
    tonto tonta stupid
    loco loca crazy
    tímido tímida shy
    amable amable kind, friendly
    divertido divertida funny


    Example sentences

    • Stefhania es aburrida. Stefhania is boring. 
    • Alejandro es guapo. Alejandro is handsome. 
    • Johan es majo. Johan is nice. 
    • Joaquin y Olga son amables. Joaquin and Olga are kind. 

    How to form the plural

    When we want to refer to more than one person we put after the adjective -s so as to form the plural: 

    Singular Plural
    divertido divertidos
    loca locas


    Feel free to practice the vocab you´ve got acquainted with by the audio, microphones and exercises. Look for more vocabulary in our beginners course!


    Emotions in Spanish with pictures

    Teaching emotions in Spanish with flashcards

    Personality adjectives in Spanish exercise