Let’s go into emotions in Korean and how to describe your feelings. There’s not too much to say about this and I don’t feel like dragging it out and meeting a seo word count… Of course you already know why it’s important to know how to express yourself so let’s just get on with the list.
I’ll list out all these terms in the neutral dictionary forms, so depending on the formality you might swap out the 다 ending for 요 or 입니다 when using these words. Need help with formalities? Here’s my post breaking them down a bit more and when/where and how to use them.
Positive Emotions in Korean
사랑에빠지다: in love
의욕 있다: motivated
Negative Emotions and Feelings in Korean
아프다: in pain
Neutral Feelings and Emotions in Korean
게으름이 나다: lazy
Bonus! Some Exclamations
짱 cool (mostly younger generation)
헐 or 헉 omg (mostly younger generation)
어머/어머나 oh my gosh (mostly older generation)
아이구 oh my
아이씨 damn (but softer meaning)
Now these might be harder to define, I feel the best way to learn how to learn these is by watching Korean media or talking with Koreans. You can see an old woman say 아이구 when getting up from sitting down, carrying something; but also from anybody when talking to a child, as a reaction to seeing someone trip, etc.
Then there is like a KHHHCH sound that Koreans use as well (not exactly sure how to write in hangul-), you typically see it after an old man drinks soju or beer. But it can be used in many a context depending on where it’s placed in a sentence or preceding/followed by.