How to show your emotions in Japanese


Hello everyone!
How are you doing?

I’m busy watching the Olympics every day 🙂
What’s your favorite sport?

Well, in this lesson, let’s study Japanese words related to emotions!
These are very important words for communicating your feelings to others, so let’s learn it well!

感情(かんじょう) / kanjou / emotion

Let’s get started!

Types of Emotions
嬉しい(うれしい) / ureshii / Happy
悲しい(かなしい) / kanashii / Sad
むかつく / mukatsuku / annoying
寂しい(さびしい) / sabishii / lonely

Example sentences

(Takkyuu de nihon ga kin medal wo tottakara ureshii!)
I am happy because Japan won the gold medal in table tennis.

*卓球(たっきゅう) / takkyuu / table tennis
金メダル(きんめだる) / kin medal / Gold medal

(Kanashii news bakari de kurai kimochi ni naru)
I feel gloomy because of all the sad news.

*暗い(くらい) / kurai / gloomy, dark
気持ち(きもち) / kimochi / feeling

(Tonari no ie no juunin ga yonaka made sawaide ite mukatsuku)
My next door neighbors are making noise until midnight and it is very annoying.

*隣(となり) / tonari / next to ~
家(いえ) / ie / house, home
夜中(よなか) / yonaka / midnight
騒ぐ(さわぐ) / sawagu / make noise

(Hitorigurashi wo hajimeta bakari nanode sabishii)
I feel lonely because I just started living alone.

*一人暮らし(ひとりぐらし)/ hitorigurashi / living alone

Japanese people don’t show their emotions as much as people from other countries.
So when you come to Japan, you may wonder what this person is thinking right now.

I hope you can listen to the words you learned this time in conversation and understand their feelings!

Well done for studying today!
See you next time for another post!<3


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