French French Feelings and Emotions Vocabulary

Learn about French words and phrases to express a variety of feelings and emotions. Includes pronunciation guide.


The word 'adoration' in French is equivalent to 'worship' in English. It's predominantly used in reference to the act of expressing love, adoration, and respect for a deity. However, it can also refer to an intense admiration or love for someone or something. It is widely used in religious contexts.

Example sentences with  adoration

In French, the English word 'love' is translated as 'amour'. It can be used in similar contexts as in English to express romantic affection or deep friendliness towards someone or something. For example, 'Je t'aime' in French is 'I love you' in English. It's vital in phrases that express strong emotional statements.

Example sentences with  amour

The French word 'comme' is used similarly to the English word 'like'. It can be used to make comparisons or express likeness between two things. It can also be used to describe how something is happening, similar to the English 'as'. Importantly, it does not carry the connotation of preference or fondness that 'like' does in English, for that the French use 'aimer'.

Example sentences with  comme

The French word 'heureux' translates to 'happy' in English. It is an adjective and used to express joy or happiness. The context of use is similar to English, and it can be used to describe a person, a situation, or the outcome of an event. For instance, 'Je suis heureux' means 'I am happy.'

Example sentences with  heureux

The French word 'joie' translates to 'joy' in English. It is typically used in the same contexts as the English word, to express a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. It can be used in many contexts - for example, 'Je ressens une grande joie' means 'I feel great joy'.

Example sentences with  joie
s'il vous plaît

The French word 's'il vous plaît' literally translates as 'if it pleases you'. It is used in the same way as 'please' is used in English. Generally, it is put at the end of a request or question to make it polite. However, in informal situations, 's'il te plaît' (if it pleases you, informal) can be used. Also, it can be used in different contexts to say 'you're welcome' in response to 'thank you'.

Example sentences with  s'il vous plaît

The French word for 'feeling' is 'sentiment'. It can be used in various contexts just as it is used in English. For example, 'J'ai un bon sentiment à propos de cela' means 'I have a good feeling about this'. It is important to note that like in English, sentiment in French can refer to both physical sensations and emotional states.

Example sentences with  sentiment
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