Feelings and emotions in Russian

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недоуме́ние [nee-da-u-myé-nee-ye] Noun , neuter
bewilderment, perplexity
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расстро́иться [ra-stró-ee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get upset; to be out of tune (about musical instruments); to fall to the ground (about plans)
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расстра́иваться [rast-rá-ee-va-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to get upset; to be out of tune (musical instruments); to fall apart (plans, etc.)
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наде́яться [na-dyé-ya-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to hope
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обалде́ть [a-bal-dyét'] Verb , perfective
(informal) to go out of one's mind, to lose one's wits; to be stunned; to get shocked
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голо́дный [ga-lód-nyî] Adjective
hungry
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наде́жда [na-dyézh-da] Noun , feminine
hope
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самооблада́ние [sa-ma-ab-la-dá-nee-ye] Noun , neuter
self-control, composure
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растеря́ться [ras-tee-ryá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get lost / confused / puzzled, to lose one's head
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одино́чество [a-dee-nó-cheest-va] Noun , neuter
solitude, loneliness
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ненави́деть [nee-na-vée-deet'] Verb , imperfective
to hate, to loathe
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страх [strah] Noun , masculine
fear, fright
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красне́ть [kras-nyét'] Verb , imperfective
to blush, to flush, to redden
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счастли́вый [schees-lée-vyî] Adjective
happy
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мандра́ж [mánd-rásh] Noun , masculine
jitters
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весёлый [vee-syó-lyî] Adjective
cheerful, joyful, merry
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боя́ться [ba-yá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be afraid, to fear, to dread
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испуга́ться [ees-pu-gá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get scared, to get frightened
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волнова́ться [val-na-vá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to worry, to be worried, to be nervous, to be agitated
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пережива́ть [pee-ree-zhee-vát'] Verb , imperfective
to worry, to be upset, to take hard; to experience, to go through, to undergo, to suffer
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стыди́ться [sty-dée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be ashamed
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утоми́ть [u-ta-méet'] Verb , perfective
to bore, to tire
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стыд [styt] Noun , masculine
shame
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смуща́ться [smu-schá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be embarrassed, confused; to experience awkwardness, shyness
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успоко́иться [us-pa-kó-ee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to calm down
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сты́дно [stýd-na] Adverb
it is shameful, it is a shame
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серди́ться [seer-dée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be angry
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дово́льный [da-vól'-nyî] Adjective
content, satisfied, pleased
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удово́льствие [u-da-vól'st-vee-ye] Noun , neuter
pleasure
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зави́довать [za-vée-da-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to envy, to be envious / jealous

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