Feelings and Emotions Vocabulary French Exercises

french feelings and emotions exercises

Bonjour, dear student! I’m glad to see your continued interest and determination in learning French.

This language is not only beautiful but also expressive, and an important part of that expressiveness comes from understanding and properly using the vocabulary related to feelings and emotions.

Emotions are at the heart of human interaction, and learning to articulate these in French will truly enrich your communication abilities.

So, today, we will be focusing on expanding your vocabulary about feelings and emotions in French. We will start with ordering sentences, move on to translation exercises, then we will practise new vocabulary.

Following this, we’ll translate some short passages to give you context on how these words are used in day-to-day language, and finally, we will work on some question-answer activities to make sure you fully grasp the usage of this new vocabulary.


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1) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – French Feelings and Emotions Vocabulary


a) triste / suis / je

Je suis triste.


b) elle / heureuse / est


c) sont / surpris / ils


d) sommes / inquiets / nous


e) Je / désolé / je / suis / vous / de / annoncer / suis / malheureusement / que / parti.


f) triste / es-tu / t'a / parce / quitté / qu'elle / ?


g) de / joie / ont / crié / après / l’annonce / la / victoire. / Ils / de


h) J’ai / excité / été / d’entendre / été / nouvelle / la / j’ai / si / que / malade.


i) nous / Nous / la / triste / avons / nouvelle. / entendu / sommes / après / très / que / devenue.


j) ressentis / Avez-vous / un / grand / soulagement / après / l’annonce?


2) Translate these Sentences – French Feelings and Emotions Vocabulary


a) I am happy.

Je suis heureux.


b) She is sad.


c) You are surprised.


d) We are worried.


e) They are angry.


f) He is excited.


g) You are confused.


h) They are disappointed.


i) We are nervous.


3) Practice your Vocabulary


a) happiness – sadness – surprise

bonheur – tristesse – surprise


b) worry - anger - excitement


c) confusion - disappointment - nervousness


d) fear - love - joy


e) boredom - disgust - relief


f) curiosity - pity - admiration


g) satisfaction - jealousy - anxiety


h) frustration - courage - comfort


i) pride - hope - embarrassment


4) Practice Your Writing by Translating these Small Texts Taking the French Feelings and Emotions Vocabulary into Consideration


I am Mark. I am generally a happy person. But sometimes, I also feel sad, like when my dog died. I was also surprised when I got a bike for my birthday. Sometimes, I get worried about my exams. My mother gets angry when I don't do my chores. But overall, life is full of excitement.


She is Lisa. She is a very sensitive person. She gets upset easily. She was disappointed when her friend didn't come to her birthday party. But she also feels joy easily. She was excited when she got the job she wanted. Despite everything, she is a happy person.


5) About French Feelings and Emotions Vocabulary, Write the Obvious Questions to the Answers


a) Je suis heureux. ( Pourquoi…)

Pourquoi es-tu heureux?


b) Tu es effrayé. ( Par quoi...)


c) Elle est triste. ( Comment sais...)


d) Tu es surpris. ( Quand...)


e) Ils sont en colère. ( Avec qui...)


f) Il est excité. ( À propos...)


g) Elles sont déçues. ( Qui...)


h) On est nerveux. ( Où... quand...)


i) Je suis ému. ( À cause de...)


j) Ils sont ravis. ( Combien... eux...)


Bravo! You’ve made it to the end of our lesson on French vocabulary for feelings and emotions. I am sure this has been a rewarding and enriching experience. You’ve taken one more step in becoming fluent in the beautiful language of French.

Remember, understanding and expressing emotions are key aspects of communication in any language, and you are now capable of doing that in French!

Continue to practice using these words and phrases in your daily life, and don’t hesitate to dive deeper into the vast array of emotions the French language has to offer.

Keep practising, keep learning, and most importantly, keep enjoying the process. À bientôt!


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