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 être 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   ébahi ébahie
angry   fâché fâchée
annoyed   ennuyé, énervé ennuyée, énervée
ashamed   honteux honteuse
bored   ennuyé ennuyée
calm   tranquille tranquille
cheerful   gai gaie
confident   assuré assurée
confused   désorienté, confus désorienté, confus
delighted   ravi ravie
depressed   déprimé déprimée
distressed, sorry   navré navrée
embarrassed   confus, gêné confuse, gênée
excited   emballé  (informal) emballée
exhausted   épuisé épuisée
frustrated   frustré frustrée
happy   heureux heureuse
horrified   horrifié horrifiée
hyper(active)   excité* excitée*
indifferent   indifférent indifférente
irritated   agacé agacée
lonely   solitaire solitaire
nervous   nerveux nerveuse
pleased   content contente
rushed, in a hurry   pressé pressée
sad   triste triste
scared   effrayé effrayée
stunned   abasourdi abasourdie
surprised   surpris surprise
tired   fatigué fatiguée
unhappy   malheureux malheureuse
worried   inquiet inquiète

  * This can also mean sexually aroused.

Expressions with all the feels

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Feelings in French

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