Moods And Emotions In Vietnamese: 60+ Helpful Words

September 7, 2021

Everyone has different emotions and feelings over their lifetime. Some people will have more positive emotions than negative ones, while others will feel the opposite. Knowing how to express your moods and emotions in Vietnamese can help the locals understand more about you and avoid potential conflicts or misunderstandings.

In today's article, I will help you express your feelings in the Vietnamese language, as well as how to ask about someone's emotions.

 

The Differences Between Moods And Emotions

Moods and emotions seem similar, but they are actually slightly different. Three elements distinguish moods and emotions.

The first thing is the duration. Moods tend to last for hours or days, which is longer than emotions that usually last for minutes. So, for example, you may be in a bad mood for a whole day while you may feel angry within a minute.

The second thing is the intensity. Emotions are usually more intense than moods. Do you remember when you felt anxious, excited, or depressed last time? The emotions were strong. They could make you see things around you very differently. Moods, on the other hand, are not that intense.

The last difference between moods and emotions is that we usually have emotions about specific objects, for example, a person or a situation. You feel impressed by a person you just met, or you feel scared of the situation. Moods can exist without a specific object. If you feel gloomy but don't know what caused the feeling, you might be just in a negative mood.

Moods and emotions relate to each other. For example, you usually feel happy, optimistic, and grateful when you are in a good mood. It is not easy to manage our moods and emotions, but it is already a good start if you can recognize and describe them.

 

Basic Phrases To Describe Moods And Emotions In Vietnamese

Words To Describe Your Feelings When You're In A Good Mood

Moods And Emotions In Vietnamese

If you are in a good mood right now, I feel happy for you. But, what feeling do you have exactly? Look at the list of the adjectives for positive feelings below to see if any of them describe what you feel now:

  • Amused - Thích thú
  • Delighted - Vui mừng
  • Glad - Vui vẻ
  • Happy - Hạnh phúc
  • Pleased - Hài lòng
  • Satisfied - Thoả mãn
  • Grateful, thankful - Biết ơn
  • Optimistic - Lạc quan
  • Joyful - Hân hoan
  • Enthusiastic - Nhiệt thành
  • Calm - Bình tĩnh
  • Brave - Dũng cảm
  • Relaxed - Thư giãn
  • Confident - Tự tin
  • Excited - Hào hứng, kích thích
  • Impressed - Ấn tượng
  • Lively - Đầy sức sống

Words To Describe Your Feelings When You're In A Bad Mood

Moods And Emotions In Vietnamese

I personally don't like having a bad mood (or probably no one does). However, negative feelings help us appreciate the positive feelings more. Here are the phrases to describe some bad feelings:

  • Depressed - Trầm cảm
  • Desperate - Tuyệt vọng
  • Dejected - Chán nản
  • Heavy - Nặng nề
  • Crushed - Rụng rời, vụn vỡ
  • Disgusted - Ghê tởm
  • Upset - Phiền muộn
  • Hateful - Căm ghét
  • Jealous - Ghen tị
  • Sorrowful - Buồn bã
  • Frustrated - Bực bội
  • Sad - Buồn
  • Disappointed - Thất vọng
  • Unconfident -Tự ti
  • Angry - Tức giận
  • Annoyed - Khó chịu
  • Anxious - Lo lắng
  • Bored - Chán nản, ngán ngẩm
  • Discouraged - Không có động lực
  • Embarrassed - Lúng túng
  • Exhausted - Kiệt sức
  • Threatened - Bị đe doạ
  • Gloomy - U ám
  • Hurt - Đau khổ
  • Lonely - Cô đơn
  • Confused - Bối rối
  • Nervous - Lo lắng
  • Shocked - Ngạc nhiên
  • Stressed - Căng thẳng
  • Tired - Mệt mỏi
  • Broken - Tan vỡ
  • Shy - Ngại ngùng

Vietnamese Vocabulary For Physical Feelings

Moods And Emotions In Vietnamese

For physical feelings such as you feel hungry and you need food, use the following Vietnamese words:

  • Hot - Nóng
  • Cold - Lạnh
  • Spicy - Cay
  • Painful - Đau
  • Hungry - Đói
  • Full - No
  • Cool - Mát
  • Itchy - Ngứa ngáy
  • Starving - Chết đói (literally means deadly hungry)
  • Ache - Nhức
  • Sore - Mỏi
  • Strong - Khoẻ
  • Weak - Yếu ớt
  • Thirsty - Khát
  • Sleepy - Buồn ngủ

 

How To Ask Other's Moods And Emotions In Vietnamese

Asking how your friends feel can show that you care about them. Maybe a friend of yours doesn't have a good day and he or she needs a person to talk to. If you know how to ask your Vietnamese friends how they are in Vietnamese, it becomes even easier for them to be open to you. I've put some questions below for your reference:

  1. How do you feel? - Bạn cảm thấy thế nào?
  2. How are you? - Bạn thế nào?
  3. Are you okay? - Bạn ổn chứ?
  4. Are you sad? - Bạn đang buồn à?
  5. What happened to you? - Chuyện gì đã xảy ra vậy?

 

More Vietnamese Expressions For Moods And Emotions

Let's put the words you learned earlier into a complete sentence so that you can express your feelings better!

  • I'm so happy! - Tôi vui quá!, tôi vui lắm!, or tôi rất vui!
  • I don't feel good. - Tôi thấy không ổn.
  • It's not my day today. - Hôm nay không phải là một ngày may mắn.
  • I'm not in a good mood. - Tâm trạng tôi không tốt.
  • I'm in a good mood. - Tâm trạng tôi đang tốt.

I hope that you have learned useful expressions and phrases to describe your feelings. Now is the time for you to practice. In the Ling app, you can learn vocabulary with sample sentences and play mini-games such as putting words in the correct order, quizzes, translating a sentence, and putting words to make a complete conversation. Especially, the chatbot in the Ling app is entertaining. You can try to describe your emotions and ask for the bot's feelings. This is an excellent way to practice the language before you talk to a native speaker. Give it a try!

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