英会話のコツ:How to express positive emotions

Today we'll have a look at different ways to share our joy and. Cheer up people!

1. Euphoria/euphoric

Right in at the top is this word, which describes an intensely pleasurable state. This is when happiness comes together with some kind of relief from pressure or low expectations.

Example: After the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, the reaction across Germany was euphoric.

2. Thrilled/thrilling

Use this when you are very pleased about something, especially after something has happened or a difficult task has been completed.

Example: I was thrilled to receive my degree certificate after graduation / The ride at USJ was thrilling.

3. Wonderful

I don't hear this word often from my students. It is a great word to use when something makes you feel happiness in a special or outstanding way. It can be a person or a thing. Just hearing this word makes me happy.

Example: My girlfriend is wonderful / I saw a wonderful film last night.

4. Ecstatic

Someone who is ecstatic will very visibly show that they are very happy about something. They are almost mad with happiness! Imagine the reaction of someone winning ¥1,000,000,000 on the lottery, and you can probably imagine this feeling.

5. Amazed/amazing

This has a variety of uses. It can be expressed positively, but it also crosses over into other emotions; especially those denoting surprise. Amazing means something that is strikingly impressive.

Example: I was amazed to discover that China's population is 1.4 billion people / I think my father is an amazing person.

6. Excitement/exciting

One of my favourite feelings, excitement means to feel really eager and enthusiastic, and to look forward to something good coming your way. If you are excited, you feel good about something you are doing or going to do. Exciting things make you feel good, warm and ready to do something.

Example: I felt a sense of excitement before I ran in the Yodogawa marathon / Shooting games are very exciting.

Have a great week everyone. Next time, (by request from one of our fantastic students) I will be telling you about daily life in the UK, and my family.

Take care,

Ryan :)