Feelings in French
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Les sentiments

How are you feeling? Find out how to ask and answer this question in French.

Asking about someone’s feelings

To ask how a person feels, you need the verb se sentir (to feel) or aller (literally "to go," but used here idiomatically to mean "to be").

How do you feel? Comment te sens-tu ?
How are you? Comment vas-tu ?

Describing someone’s feelings

When describing someone’s mood, use ĂȘtre or se sentir and remember to make the adjective agree with the person’s gender.

I am …
He / She is …
 Je suis
Il est … /
Elle est
I feel …
He / She feels…
 Je me sens
Il se sent … /
Elle se sent
amazed Ă©bahiĂ©bahie
angry fĂąchĂ©fĂąchĂ©e
annoyed ennuyĂ©, Ă©nervĂ©ennuyĂ©e, Ă©nervĂ©e
ashamed honteuxhonteuse
bored ennuyĂ©ennuyĂ©e
calm tranquilletranquille
cheerful gaigaie
confident assurĂ©assurĂ©e
confused   dĂ©sorientĂ©, confus dĂ©sorientĂ©, confus
delighted raviravie
depressed dĂ©primĂ©dĂ©primĂ©e
distressed, sorry navrĂ©navrĂ©e
embarrassed confus, gĂȘnĂ©confuse, gĂȘnĂ©e
excited emballĂ©  (informal)emballĂ©e
exhausted Ă©puisĂ©Ă©puisĂ©e
frustrated frustrĂ©frustrĂ©e
happy heureuxheureuse
horrified horrifiĂ©horrifiĂ©e
hyper(active) excitĂ©*excitĂ©e*
indifferent indiffĂ©rentindiffĂ©rente
irritated agacĂ©agacĂ©e
lonely solitairesolitaire
nervous nerveuxnerveuse
pleased contentcontente
rushed, in a hurry pressĂ©pressĂ©e
sad tristetriste
scared effrayĂ©effrayĂ©e
stunned abasourdiabasourdie
surprised surprissurprise
tired fatiguĂ©fatiguĂ©e
unhappy malheureuxmalheureuse
worried inquietinquiĂšte

  * This can also mean sexually aroused.

Expressions with all the feels

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Feelings in French

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