Expressing Negative Feelings in Spanish [+15 Examples & Quiz]

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In this Spanish grammar lesson, you will learn how to express negative feelings in Spanish.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to express negative feelings in Spanish
  • how to express negative feelings in Spanish is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on negative feelings in Spanish
  • how you can practice with flashcards on negative feelings in Spanish
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to express negative feelings in Spanish!

Table of Contents

How to Express Negative Feelings in Spanish

Subject PronounSpanish Indirect Object PronounEnglish Indirect Object Pronoun
yomeme
teyou
él/ella/ustedlehim/her/you
nosotros/nosotrasnosus
vosotros/vosotrasosyou
ellos/ellas/ustedeslesthem/you

You structure negative feelings in Spanish in the following way:

  • indirect object pronoun + verb + subject

Me fastidia la música.

I‘m annoyed by the music.

Another (less common) way of structuring negative feelings in Spanish is like this:

  • subject + indirect object pronoun + verb

La música me fastidia.

I’m annoyed by the music.

Aburrir = To Bore

If someone/something bores you, then in Spanish you will use “aburrir”.

Have a look at some examples:

Me aburre esta ciudad. No hay nada que hacer.

This city bores me. There is nothing to do.

A tu hijo le aburren las clases de inglés.

Your son is bored with English lessons.

No quiero quedar con tus amigos. Me aburren.

I don’t want to meet your friends. They bore me.

¿Os aburre la conferencia?

Are you bored with the conference? (you=vosotros)

Parece que les aburren las películas de El Señor de los Anillos.

They seem to be bored by the Lord of the Rings films.

If the thing that is boring you is plural, then you will use “aburren“.

Entristecer = To Sadden

If someone/something saddens you, then in Spanish you will use “entristecer“.

Me entristece que la gente trate mal a los animales.

It saddens me that people treat animals badly.

¿Te entristece que se termine el verano?

Are you sad that summer is over?

A Pedro le entristecen los día lluviosos.

Pedro is saddened by rainy days.

If the thing that is making you sad is plural, then you will use “entristecen“.

Fastidiar = To Annoy/Bother

If someone/something annoys/bothers you, then in Spanish you will use “fastidiar“.

Me fastidia la música que pone la vecina.

I’m annoyed by the music played by the neighbour.

¿Te fastidia ver a tu exnovio en el trabajo?

Are you annoyed to see your ex-boyfriend at work?

Le fastidia ver que somos felices.

It annoys him to see that we are happy.

If the thing that is making you sad is plural, then you will use “fastidian“.

Molestar = to Bother

If someone/something bothers you, then in Spanish you will use “molestar“.

Me molesta que dejes los platos sucios en el fregadero.

It bothers me when you leave dirty dishes in the sink.

¿Te molesta el viento?

Is the wind bothering you?

Les molesta que pongamos la lavadora por la mañana.

It bothers them that we put the washing machine on in the morning.

¿Os molestan los gritos de los niños?

Are you bothered by screaming children?

If the thing that is bothering you is plural, then you will use “molestan“.

Please note that this word has nothing to do with the English verb “to molest”.

These are two different things.

Example Sentences on Expressing Negative Feelings in Spanish

This section of the lesson on negative feelings in Spanish is about seeing the idioms used in sentences.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of negative feelings in Spanish through examples.

Me aburre esta ciudad. No hay nada que hacer.

This city bores me. There is nothing to do.

A tu hijo le aburren las clases de inglés.

Your son is bored with English lessons.

No quiero quedar con tus amigos. Me aburren.

I don’t want to meet your friends. They bore me.

¿Os aburre la conferencia?

Are you bored with the conference? (you=vosotros)

Parece que les aburren las películas de El Señor de los Anillos.

They seem to be bored by the Lord of the Rings films.

Me entristece que la gente trate mal a los animales.

It saddens me that people treat animals badly.

¿Te entristece que se termine el verano?

Are you sad that summer is over?

A Pedro le entristecen los día lluviosos.

Pedro is saddened by rainy days.

Me fastidia la música que pone la vecina.

I’m annoyed by the music played by the neighbour.

¿Te fastidia ver a tu exnovio en el trabajo?

Are you annoyed to see your ex-boyfriend at work?

Le fastidia ver que somos felices.

It annoys him to see that we are happy.

Me molesta que dejes los platos sucios en el fregadero.

It bothers me when you leave dirty dishes in the sink.

¿Te molesta el viento?

Is the wind bothering you?

Les molesta que pongamos la lavadora por la mañana.

It bothers them that we put the washing machine on in the morning.

¿Os molestan los gritos de los niños?

Are you bothered by screaming children?

Quiz Yourself on Negative Feelings in Spanish

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

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