How to Talk About Feelings in Chinese
Time to talk about our feelings in Chinese.
Talking about our emotions in Chinese is not always comfortable, BUT it’s something we all have to do from time to time.
Feelings in Chinese 感受 gǎn shòu.
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To express your emotions in Chinese, you can start by saying: ‘I today very (feeling)’ 我今天很 wǒ jīntiān hěn.
Although 很 literally means very, we use this often to link adjectives. In Chinese we do not say 我今天开心, the 很 must be included to make…
我今天很开心 wǒ jīntiān hěn kāixīnI today very happy
Another thing to remember is, just like in English, where you can be un-happy or un-well.
Likewise, you can add 不 bù to the beginning of your feelings in Chinese.
Max was not happy Yesterday:
马克斯 (mǎ kè sī) 昨天 (zuótiān) 不开心 (bù kāixīn)
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Positive Feelings in Chinese
Let’s start on the right note and learn how to express our positive feelings in Chinese. The default response to how are you feeling is probably going to be good or happy?
- I’m good: 我很好 wǒ hěn hǎo
- Happy 开心／高兴 kāixīn or gāoxìng
Here are 10 more positive feelings in Chinese:
|Carefree||无忧无虑||wú yōu wú lǜ|
Negative Feelings in Chinese
Conversely, if you’re not feeling great, saying “I’m not good” or “I’m unhappy” would be the default response if you’re not feeling great.
- 我不好 wǒ bù hǎo
- Unhappy 不开心／不高兴 bù kāi xīn or bù gāo xìng
Here are 19 more ways to express negative feelings in Chinese.
|Angry||生气 / 愤怒||shēngqì / fènnù|
|Discomfort||不舒服||bù shū fú|
|Furious||暴怒 / 狂怒||bào nù / kuáng nù|
|Regretful||后悔 / 遗憾||hòu huǐ / yí hàn|
|Worried||担心 / 忧虑||dān xīn / yōu lǜ|
Neutral Feelings in Chinese
Last but not least here are the feelings in Chinese that aren’t necessarily positive or negative, but, will certainly help you express yourself.
|Competitive||有竞争力||yǒu jìngzhēng lì|
|Preoccupied||全神贯注的||quánshén guànzhù de|
|Shy||害羞 / 腼腆||hàixiū / miǎn tiǎn|
|Sleepy||感到困倦||gǎn dào kùn juàn|
|Uncertain||不确定||bù què dìng|
There we have it, positive, negative and neutral feelings in Chinese for you to really boost your Chinese vocabulary!
What’s your favourite? How are you feeling today? Tell us below. Perhaps we missed your favourite word out? Let us know and we’ll add it!
Feelings – Q&A
I’m (feeling) happy: 我挺好的 wǒ tǐng hǎo de
I’m (feeling) sad: 我有些难过 wǒ yǒuxiē nánguò
I’m (feeling) hungry: 我饿了 wǒ è le
I’m (feeling) tired: 我累了 wǒ lèile
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