Talking about feelings (moods)

A list of useful vocabulary with verb "estar" to talk about feelings.

Vocab

Estar aburrido/a To be bored
Estar alegre To be cheerful
Estar asustado/a To be scared
Estar bien To be well
Estar cansado/a To be tired
Estar confundido/a To be confused
Estar contento/a To be happy
Estar deprimido/a To be down
Estar enfermo/a To be sick/ill
Estar enfadado/a To be upset
Estar enamorado/a To be in love
Estar estresado/a To be stressed
Estar feliz To be happy
Estar fenomenal To be great
Estar mal To feel bad
Estar nervioso/a To be nervous
Estar ocupado/a To be busy
Estar preocupado/a To be worried
Estar regular To be not so good/so-so
Estar relajado/a To be relaxed
Estar tranquilo/a To be calm
Estar triste To be sad

Q&A Forum 1 question, 1 answer

VickiA1Kwiziq community member

Feliz vs Contenta/o

When I took the ¿Cómo Estás? A2 Kwiz related to this subject, this question below was marked wrong ("feliz" in red), saying my answer should have been "contenta". Since they both refer to being Happy, can you explain why Contenta is better in this sentence?

MARÍA: Venga chicas, ¡ánimo! Yo estoy muy feliz, ¡tengo un trabajo nuevo!


Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Vicki

the option using "contenta" is also correct. The reason why the system considered it wrong is because in the fill-the-gap exercises you are given options in the hint in order to choose one of them as correct, and the only correct option in the hint was "feliz". 

But you can indeed say "estoy muy feliz" or "estoy muy contenta".

Saludos

Inma

Feliz vs Contenta/o

When I took the ¿Cómo Estás? A2 Kwiz related to this subject, this question below was marked wrong ("feliz" in red), saying my answer should have been "contenta". Since they both refer to being Happy, can you explain why Contenta is better in this sentence?

MARÍA: Venga chicas, ¡ánimo! Yo estoy muy feliz, ¡tengo un trabajo nuevo!


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