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20 French Adjectives to Describe Feelings

Feelings = Émotions

Describe how you are feeling, or how someone else is feeling, is a part of a lot of conversations during the day. But do you know how to say that you are tired in French? Or even angry? This list of French-English adjectives will improve your vocabulary. Don’t forget to grab your free PDF at the bottom of the page.

How to Make French Adjectives Feminine?

French adjectives agree in gender and number with what the describe, which can be an object, a subject, a person, …

Adjectives are either masculine or feminine when talking about genders, and singular or plural when talking about numbers.

Here are how gender and number affect the endings of the adjectives we are going to see in this lesson:

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What Verbs to Use to Talk About Feelings?

We can use a lot of different verbs to talk about feelings, but we will mostly use the verbs être to be and se sentir to feel.

Note:Sometimes the adjectives will be followed by DE / D’.

Let’s review the conjugation of the two verbs conjugated in the present tense.

Être – To be

Je suisI am

Tu esYou are

Il estHe is

Elle est She is

On est We are

Nous sommesWe are

Vous êtesYou are

Ils sontThey are

Elles sontThey are

Se sentir – To feel

Je me sensI feel. I am feeling

Tu te sensYou feel, You are feeling

Il se sentHe feels, He is feeling

Elle se sent She feels, She is feeling

On se sent We feel, We are feeling

Nous nous sentonsWe feel, We are feeling

Vous vous sentezYou feel, You are feeling

Ils se sententThey feel, They are feeling

Elles se sententThey feel, They are feeling

List of French Adjectives

The first adjective is masculine / singular, the second one is feminine / singular.

1. HEUREUX – HEUREUSEHappy

Elle est heureuse de te voirShe is happy to see you

2. CONTENT – CONTENTEHappy

Est-ce que tu es content(e) ? Are you happy?

3. OPTIMISTEOptimistic

Il faut rester optimiste We have to stay optimistic

4. RAVI – RAVIEDelighted

Nous sommes ravi(e)s du résultatWe are delighted with the result

5. DÉTENDU – DÉTENDUERelaxed

Je me sens détendu(e)I am feeling relaxed

6. TRISTESad

Elle est toujours tristeShe is always sad

7. PESSIMISTEPessimistic

Elle essaye d’être moins pessimisteShe is trying to be less pessimistic

8. MALHEUREUX – MALHEUREUSEUnhappy

Pourquoi es-tu malheureux(se) ?Why are you unhappy?

9. DÉPRIMÉ – DÉPRIMÉEDepressed

Il est déprimé depuis quelques mois – He has been depressed for a few months

10. FÂCHÉ – FÂCHÉEAngry

Ne sois pas fâché(e) Don’t be angry

11. FURIEUX – FURIEUSEFurious

Elle était furieuse d’apprendre la nouvelle –She was furious to learn the news

12. FATIGUÉ – FATIGUÉETired

Je suis fatigué(e) de cette histoireI am tired of this story

13. EXTÉNUÉ – EXTÉNUÉEExhausted

Nous étions exténué(e)s après la randonnée – We were exhausted after the hike

14. CASSÉ – CASSÉE “Broken” / Exhausted

Je dois aller dormir. Je suis cassé(e). – I have to go to sleep. I am “broken” / exhausted.

15. ANXIEUX – ANXIEUSEAnxious

Ils sont anxieux quand ils sont seuls They are anxious when they are alone

16. NERVEUX – NERVEUSENervous

Aller chez le dentiste me rend nerveuse Going to the dentist makes me nervous

17. INQUIET – INQUIÈTEWorried

Il est inquiet de recevoir ses résultats He is worried to get his results

18. CHOQUÉ – CHOQUÉEShocked

Elles étaient choquées de découvrir la vérité They were shocked to discover the truth

19. HORRIFIÉ – HORRIFIÉEHorrified

Le juge était horrifié après avoir vu la vidéo The judge was horrified after seeing the video

20. IMPATIENT – IMPATIENTEImpatient

Je suis impatient(e) de voir mon chien –I am impatient to see my dog – I can’t wait to see my dog

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