Moods And Emotions In Tagalog: 100 Easy Words

August 9, 2021

Are you interested in using words related to moods and emotions in Tagalog language? Wherever you are in the world, you will always be in a situation where you need to express your nararamdaman(feelings in English) to be understood and treated the way you would like. After all, we are humans, and we technically have it in our DNA to have lots of complex feelings that will go beyond masaya (happy) or malungkot (sad). Luckily there are tons of easy words that you can use for your intense feelings, and this is what we are going to dive deep into today.

Ano ba and iyong tunay na nararamdaman? (What is it that you are feeling right now?)

Just like any other language in the world, Tagalog comes with a range of different words that will surely help you describe your current state. You see, we all have "changing" emotions, and all of these can go on for just split seconds, days, to even months! So, before we discuss all the Tagalog words, let's first identify the exact differences between emotions, feelings, and moods so that we will know exactly what we are pertaining to and improve our knowledge of emotional literacy.

  • Emotion - Also known as emosyon in Tagalog, this feeling is more of a response to a certain trigger. This is the first state you will be at when you are starting to develop a feeling which is why we have the term "emotional state."
  • Feeling - After a few seconds of experiencing a strong emotion associated with something psychological, you will start feeling things in a much larger sense (also known as pakiramdam in Tagalog). You will start feeling the emotions with a physical sensation during this time, causing someone to punch the wall, get weak in the knees, or throw a fit.
  • Mood - Also known as kalagayan in Tagalog, this is another common circumstance where the feeling can last for minutes, hours, days, and months. This is basically a mix of emotions and feelings that are a bit challenging to recover from right away, like when you are grieving the death of a loved one or becoming clinically depressed.

Now that we already know the differences between us let us now move forward and give you a full list of all the Tagalog words related to these three below.

 

8 Primary Emotions

In reality, humans have over 30,000 emotions, and knowing exactly how we feel can significantly help in giving a more precise description. To make things easier, Dr. Plutchik proposed that we first try to understand our feelings by focusing on the eight primary emotions as seen in his popular emotion wheel. Below are the Tagalog translations for each.

EmotionsTagalog Traditional Tagalog
JoyKaligayahanKagalakan
SadnessKalungkutanLumbay
AcceptancePag-tanggapPagsang-ayon
DisgustPag-kayamotPag-kasuklam
FearPangambaPagkasindak
AngerGalitKapootan
SurprisePagkagulatPagkamangha
AnticipationPag-asaPagkamapangalaga

Please do note that not all of the common Tagalog words have a traditional-word counterpart. We decided to add this to this list since you might come across some of them when speaking with some old locals, reading some Tagalog literature, or watching movies.

 

100 Words For Moods And Emotions In Tagalog

100 Words For Moods And Emotions In Tagalog

In order to sound like a pro and spare yourself from looking at the definition of each in the Tagalog dictionary, we will be listing here all the exact translations for mood, emotions, and feelings. So express yourself with confidence today and understand the culture and language of the Philippines today!

Angry / Annoyed (Expresses Negative Emotions)

FeelingsTagalog 
AgitatedNabalisa
AggravatedPinalubha / pinalala
AngryBugnot / galit
BitterMasakit
ContemptPaghamak
CynicalMapang-uyam
DisdainPang-aaba
DisgruntledMasama ang loob
ExasperatedBagot
FrustratedNadidismaya
FuriousNangangalit
GrouchyMatampuhin
HostilePagalit
ImpatientNaiinip
IrritatedInis
IrateNagagalit
MoodySumpungin
NervousNinenerbiyos
PissedAsar
UpsetMasama ang loob
VindictiveMapaghiganti

Open (Shows Positive Emotions)

FeelingsTagalog 
CalmKalmado / Panatag
ContentKuntento
PatientMatiyaga / Matiisin
PeacefulMapayapa / Matiwasay
RelaxedRelaxed
SereneMatahimik
TrustingMapagtiwala

Joy (Expresses Unbounded Happiness)

FeelingsTagalog 
AwePaghanga / Pangingimi
BlissLubos na kaligayahan
DelightedNagagalak
EagerSabik
Ecstatickalugud-lugod
EngagedNakikibahagi
EnthusiasticMasigasig / Masigla
ExcitedNasasabik
FreeMalaya
HappyMasaya
InspiredMay inspirasyon
LivelyMasigla
PassionateMasintahin / Magiliw
PlayfulMapaglaro
RefreshedNa-refresh
SatisfiedNasiyahan
SpiritedMasigla

Despair / Sad (The Feeling Of Not Having Hope)

FeelingsTagalog 
Anguish /GriefMatinding galit / Pighati
DepressedNalulumbay
DespondentWalang pag-asa
DisappointedBigo
DiscouragedDesmayado
ForlornMapanglaw
GloomyMalumbay
HeartbrokenDalamhati
HopelessKawalang pagasa
LonelyMalungkot / Mapanglaw
LongingNananabik
MelancholyHambal
SorrowKalungkutan
TearyMaluha-luha
Tired / WearyPagod
YearningMatinding pagnanasa

Shameful / Fearful (Reflects An Uncomfortable Psychological And Physical Sensation)

FeelingsTagalog 
AfraidTakot
AnxiousBalisa
ApprehensiveNag-aalaala
AshamedNahihiya
FrightenedTakot
HesitantNag-aalangan
HumiliatedNapahiya
NervousKinakabahan
PanicBiglang pagkatakot
ScaredNatakot / Takot
Self-consciousKimi
UselessWalang silbi
WeakMahina
WorriedNag-aalala

Tensed (Reflects High Levels Of Guilt)

FeelingsTagalog 
BeggingNagmamakaawa
Burned outBurn out
CrankyMagagalitan/ Sumpungin
DepletedPaubos
EdgyNerbiyoso
ExhaustedPagod na pagod
OverwhelmMapuspos
RattledTarantahin
RejectingAng pagtanggi
RestlessTanggihin
TightMasikip
WearyPagod
Worn outPagod na pagod
RegretPanghihinayang
RemorsefulNagsisisi 
SorryKinalulungkot

Tender (Shows Warmth, Concern, And Gentle Affection)

FeelingsTagalog 
CalmKalmado / Prente
CaringMapag-alaga
LovingMapagmahal
ReflectiveMapanimdim
Self-lovingMapagmahal sa sarili
SereneMahinahon / Mapayapa
VulnerableMarupok
WarmMasigla
In loveUmiibig

As we reach this part of the post, please do note that all of these words can also be associated with certain bodily sensations. For instance, you will instantly feel clammy (Nanlalamig in Tagalog) if you present in front of a big crowd or feel breathless (Humihingal) after a quick jog. To know some of the associated sensations, check the picture down below.

body sensations for moods and emotions in tagalog

 

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