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40 Helpful Portuguese Words for Talking about Emotions


People talk about how they’re feeling all the time. If you can do this in Portuguese, and understand what others are saying, you’ll find that communicating and connecting with Portuguese speakers becomes much easier. To become fluent at talking about moods and emotions you can work with an expert tutor, who’ll give you professional one-on-one conversation coaching.


In this post, we’ll go through 40 Portuguese words for talking about moods and emotions, before looking at a few different ways to put them into practice in sentences.


Vocabulary


Bored

Entediado(a)


Cheerful

Alegre


Confident

Confiante


Confused

Confuso(a)


Content

Contente


Curious

Curioso(a)


Delighted

Encantado(a)


Depressed

Deprimido(a)


Disappointed

Desapontado(a)


Eager

Ansioso(a)


Embarrassed

Envergonhado(a)


Envious

Invejoso(a)


Excited

Excitado(a)


Frustrated

Frustrado(a)


Furious

Furioso(a)


Guilty

Culpado(a)


Happy

Feliz


Hopeful

Esperançoso(a)


Hurt

Ferido(a)


Impressed

Impressionado(a)


Irritable/irritated

Irritado(a)


Jubilant

Jubilante


Lazy

Preguiçoso(a)


Lonely

Solitário(a)


Nervous

Nervoso(a)


Nostalgic

Nostálgico(a)


Offended

Ofendido(a)


Proud

Orgulhoso(a)


Relieved

Aliviado(a)


Resentful

Ressentido(a)


Sad

Triste


Satisfied

Satisfeito(a)


Scared

Assustado(a)


Surprised

Surpreso(a)


Thoughtful

Pensativo(a)


Tired

Cansado(a)


Uncomfortable

Desconfortável


Unhappy

Infeliz


Upset

Perturbado(a)


Worried

Preocupado(a)


Example Sentences

Below are ten sentences using some of the Portuguese words from above with a variety of tenses, constructions, and pronouns.


I feel happy today.

Eu me sinto feliz hoje.


I’m feeling sad today.

Eu estou me sentindo triste hoje.


I felt tired yesterday.

Eu me senti cansado(a) ontem.


I was feeling lazy yesterday.

Eu estava me sentindo preguiçoso(a) ontem.


You look thoughtful.

Você parece pensativo(a).


He was feeling guilty.

Ele estava se sentindo culpado.


She was surprised.

Ela estava surpresa.


I'm satisfied with the situation.

Eu estou satisfeito(a) com a situação.


The film makes me feel nostalgic.

O filme me faz sentir nostálgico(a).


I’m feeling nervous about the exam tomorrow.

Eu estou me sentindo nervoso(a) com o teste de amanhã.


Learn More Portuguese Words for Emotions

There is a wide variety of different Portuguese words and expressions for talking about emotions and moods—we’ve just looked at a few basic ones. To learn more colorful and interesting expressions, and to learn and practice how to talk about this subject like a native, you can book a lesson now.

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