Emotions in Russian

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одино́чество [a-dee-nó-cheest-va] Noun , neuter
solitude, loneliness
ненави́деть [nee-na-vée-deet'] Verb , imperfective
to hate, to loathe
страх [strah] Noun , masculine
fear, fright
красне́ть [kras-nyét'] Verb , imperfective
to blush, to flush, to redden
счастли́вый [schast-lée-vyî] Adjective
happy
мандра́ж [mánd-rásh] Noun , masculine
jitters
весёлый [vee-syó-lyî] Adjective
cheerful, joyful, merry
боя́ться [ba-yá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be afraid, to fear, to dread
испуга́ться [ees-pu-gá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get scared, to get frightened
волнова́ться [val-na-vá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to worry, to be worried, to be nervous, to be agitated
пережива́ть [pee-ree-zhee-vát'] Verb , imperfective
to worry, to be upset, to take hard; to experience, to go through, to undergo, to suffer
стыди́ться [sty-dée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be ashamed
утоми́ть [u-ta-méet'] Verb , perfective
to bore, to tire
стыд [styt] Noun , masculine
shame
смуща́ться [smu-schá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be embarrassed, confused; to experience awkwardness, shyness
успоко́иться [us-pa-kó-ee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to calm down
сты́дно [stýd-na] Adverb
it is shameful, it is a shame
серди́ться [seer-dée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be angry
дово́льный [da-vól'-nyî] Adjective
content, satisfied, pleased
удово́льствие [u-da-vól'st-vee-ye] Noun , neuter
pleasure
зави́довать [za-vée-da-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to envy, to be envious / jealous
наслажда́ться [na-slazh-dá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to enjoy, to relish, to delight, to revel
пла́кать [plá-kat'] Verb , imperfective
to cry, to weep
ворча́ть [var-chát'] Verb , imperfective
to grumble, to growl, to grouse, to snarl
хохота́ть [ha-ha-tát'] Verb , imperfective
to laugh loudly, to guffaw
весели́ться [vee-see-lée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to enjoy oneself, to have fun (a good time)
ду́ться [dú-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to sulk , to pout
обижа́ться [a-bee-zhát'-sya] Verb , imperfective
to take offence, to resent
разочарова́ние [ra-za-chee-ra-vá-nee-ye] Noun , neuter
disappointment, disillusionment
скуча́ть [sku-chát'] Verb , imperfective
to be bored, to have a tedious time; (по кому-то) to long (for), to miss

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