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Lesson 4: Expressing Yourself

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Expressing yourself

Do you want to be able to tell someone how you're feeling in Spanish? Knowing how to express yourself can help you join a conversation and avoid potentially awkward situations. Let's take a look at some of the most common ways to share your feelings in Spanish.

When talking about your feelings, you'll need to add an o or an a to the end of some words, depending on whether you're male or female. For example, to express confusion, you would say estoy confundido if you're male and estoy confundida if you're female.

How are you doing?

Let's take a closer look at some of these phrases. Click the buttons to hear each word, or hover your mouse over the words to see an English translation.

¡Estoy bien!

¡Estoy feliz!

Estoy triste.

Just like in English, the simplest way to express yourself is often to say I am [insert feeling here]. In the examples above, each statement begins with the word estoy, which means I am. You can then add different emotions to form a complete statement, such as estoy feliz (I'm happy) or estoy triste (I'm sad).

How do you feel about that?

Let's take a closer look at some of these phrases. Click the buttons to hear each word, or hover your mouse over the words to see an English translation.

¡Me gusta!

¡Me encanta!

No me gusta.

Expressing confusion

Let's take a closer look at some of these phrases. Click the buttons to hear each word, or hover your mouse over the words to see an English translation.

No sé.

No entiendo.

Estoy confundida.

Estoy confundido.

Expressing your state of mind

Let's take a closer look at some of these phrases. Click the buttons to hear each word, or hover your mouse over the words to see an English translation.

Estoy preocupada.

Estoy preocupado.

Estoy enojada.

Estoy enojado.

Estoy asustada.

Estoy asustado.

Siento incómoda.

Siento incómodo.

Tengo vergüenza.

Expressing physical feelings

Let's take a closer look at some of these phrases. Click the buttons to hear each word, or hover your mouse over the words to see an English translation.

Tengo hambre.

Tengo frío.

Tengo calor.

Rather than saying Estoy hambre (I am feeling hungry), physical feelings in Spanish are expressed with the word tengo, which means I have.

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