英会話のコツ: Feelings

There are many useful adjectives that describe how we are feeling and to what extent.  Some words are stronger than others.  Here are some of the most common.

Happy - a general good feeling 嬉しい

  • I’m happy because I had a good day today.

  • Eating ice cream makes me happy.

  • The flowers made her happy.

Thrilled - a higher level of happy 興奮した

  • I’m thrilled to be going to DisneyLand next week.

  • Jurassic World thrilled me.

Angry - a negative feeling 怒ってる

  • My noisy neighbor makes me angry.

  • I was angry waiting in line.

  • My best friend’s husband always makes her angry.

Furious - a higher level of angry 激怒した

  • I was furious when the sales clerk double charged my credit card.

  • Seeing gun violence makes me furious.

  • I was furious at the man for stealing my bicycle.

Sad  - an unhappy feeling 悲しい

  • Lost puppies make me sad.

  • Rainy days make me sad.

Heartbroken - very sad, usually from lost love 胸が張り裂けるような

  • I was heartbroken when my boyfriend broke up with me.

  • The heartbroken crane continued to look for its missing mate.

Confused - a feeling of not knowing what is going on 困惑する

  • I was confused when I couldn’t find my car keys.

  • Mystery books make me confused.

Nervous - a feeling that you get before a test or a date 緊張する

  • I was nervous before writing the TOEIC exam.

  • My boyfriend was nervous on our first date.

  • Going for job interviews makes me nervous.

Worried - when you’re not sure about something 心配してる

  • I’m worried about Tom’s health checkup.

  • Sarah’s asthma makes me worried.

  • I’m worried about taking the test tomorrow.

 

How are you feeling today?