Las emociones

Remember that to ask your neighbor how he or she is feeling, you ask ¿Cómo estás?

To answer, you can use Estoy bien or Estoy regular or Estoy mal, or you can use one of the phrases above.

You can use two different Spanish phrases for the same idea in English:

 I'm happy.
Estoy contento(a).
I'm happy.
 Estoy feliz.
I'm sick.
Estoy enfermo(a).
I have a cold.
Estoy resfriado(a).

You can also use one phrase in Spanish that means two different things in English:

 I'm embarrassed.
Estoy avergonzado(a).
I'm ashamed.
 Estoy avergonzado(a).

Notice that to say how you're feeling, sometimes you use estoy (I'm feeling) and sometimes you use tengo (I have)

There are lots of descriptions of how you feel in Spanish where you'll use tengo (I have) instead of estoy (I'm feeling):

 I'm hungry.
Tengo hambre.
 I'm thirsty.
 Tengo sed.
I'm cold.
Tengo frío.
 I'm hot.
 Tengo calor.

Literally, these phrases mean I have hunger, I have thirst, I have cold, I have heat.

There are lots of useful phases using tengo (I have) in Spanish, some that you've learned, and many that you'll learn later:

 I'm (14) years old.
Tengo (catorce) años.
 I feel like (playing soccer).
 Tengo ganas de (jugar fútbol).
I'm in a hurry.
Tengo prisa.
 I'm scared of (heights).
 Tengo miedo a (las alturas).