How to Say You Feel Happy in English — 12 New Expressions

Nov 1, 2017 | Advanced Vocabulary, Idioms & Figurative Language

I’m curious, when you’re in a good mood, when you’re feeling happy and life is good – what do you say?

Of course, we can say something like, “I feel happy, good, great…” but, is that it? Wouldn’t it be fun to have more exciting language to use in different situations?

For example, how would you say that you feel happy in English for these situations:

  • When your son celebrates his birthday?
  • When your boss is in a good mood?
  • When you successfully finish something?

Today I want to share some of my FAVORITE ways to talk about feeling happy with you. And hopefully, today’s Confident English lesson will put you in a good mood, too! 🤗

After you watch the video, I definitely want to hear from you. I want you to practice using some of these new expressions and idioms and tell me your favorite new way to say you feel happy in English.

Of course, the best place to do that is in this lesson, below the video, where I read and respond to every comment.

My favorite ways to talk about feeling happy.

Lesson by Annemarie

Idioms and Expressions for When You Feel Happy in English

Be sure to watch the video lesson to get a full explanation of each expression below. Find out what it really means and how we use it to describe feeling happy or being in a good mood.

Happy as a clam: Our vacation was wonderful. I was as happy as a clam to just sit at the beach with a book and relax for several days.

Tickled pink: My grandmother was tickled pink when we surprised her for her birthday.

Over the moon: Our boss was over the moon all week after we won that contract. But now we have to focus and get to work.

On cloud nine: I was on cloud nine when I found out I got my dream job.

Head over heels: Sue and Dev looked head over heels at their wedding.

On top of the world: My daughter was on top of the world when she won first place in the science fair.

Sitting pretty: Joan’s sitting pretty in her new job. It’s a great promotion for her and the salary is very good.”

Sitting pretty: Joan’s sitting pretty in her new job. It’s a great promotion for her and the salary is very good.

Walking on air: I felt like I was walking on air after I completed my presentation and everyone loved it.

Make someone’s day: Yesterday, I received a wonderful email from a student and it made my day.

Like a dog with two tails: How does your son look or feel at this birthday party? Like a dog with two tails. He’s SUPER happy!

To be a happy camper: He’s a happy camper in his new job.

Grin from ear to ear: How would you feel if you just won a big contest or got something you really want? You’d feel so happy that you’d be grinning from ear to ear.


P.S. One great way to make others feel happy in English is to compliment them. Check out my lesson on giving compliments in English.

After you’ve watched the video, I’d love to hear from you!

What’s your favorite new way to say you feel happy in English? When was the last time you were in a really good mood?

Tell me about it in the comments using one of these new expressions. 

The best place to join the conversation is to share in the comments below. Have an awesome Confident English Wednesday!

~ Annemarie

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