Feelings

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 ébahiébahie
angry fâchéfâchée
annoyed ennuyé, énervéennuyée, énervée
ashamed honteuxhonteuse
bored ennuyéennuyée
calm tranquilletranquille
cheerful gaigaie
confident assuréassurée
confused   désorienté, confus désorienté, confus
delighted raviravie
depressed déprimédéprimée
distressed, sorry navrénavrée
embarrassed confus, gênéconfuse, gênée
excited emballé  (informal)emballée
exhausted épuiséépuisée
frustrated frustréfrustrée
happy heureuxheureuse
horrified horrifiéhorrifiée
hyper(active) excité*excitée*
indifferent indifférentindifférente
irritated agacéagacée
lonely solitairesolitaire
nervous nerveuxnerveuse
pleased contentcontente
rushed, in a hurry pressépressée
sad tristetriste
scared effrayéeffrayée
stunned abasourdiabasourdie
surprised surprissurprise
tired fatiguéfatiguée
unhappy malheureuxmalheureuse
worried inquietinquiète

  * This can also mean sexually aroused.

Expressions with all the feels

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Feelings in French

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