sonrisaSometimes, life can get rough and everybody goes through that sinking feeling for some reason or other. Cheering someone up is all about taking the time to listen to them, empathizing with what they’re going through and helping them get a bit of perspective. Do you want to know how to cheer someone up in Spanish? You’ll feel good for having made the effort and they will learn how much you truly care. Keep reading!


When life gets overwhelming it helps to have someone willing to listen. Learn how to allow your friends to air out their problems. Lend a listening ear in Spanish:

¿Por qué no te desahogas? = Why don’t you get if off your chest?

Dime qué ha ocurrido/pasado = Tell me what happened

¿Cómo te hace sentir eso? = How does that make you feel?

¿Alguna vez te ha ocurrido esto antes? = Has this ever happened to you before?

¿Te puedo ayudar de alguna manera? = Is there any way that I can help?

Look on the sunny side of life and be optimistic. Focus on the half-full, not the half-empty:

No te preocupes por eso =  Don’t worry about that.

Todos se sienten así al principio = Everybody feels that way at first.

Aunque la vida no sea fácil ahora, al final merece la pena. Todo mejorará con el tiempo. ¡Así que SONRÍE! = Although life may not be easy now, in the end its all worth it. Everything will get better in time. So, SMILE!

Trata de hacerlo y verás que lo consigues = You can do it if you only try.

No tienes que desesperarte. Las cosas mejorarán  = Hang on in there! Things will get better.

¡Arriba con ese ánimo! No tienes porqué sentirte así =  Cheer up! There’s no need to feel like this.

Making compliments (hacer cumplidos) is also a very good way to cheer someone up:

¡Muy bien! = Well done!

¡Buen trabajo! = Good job!

¡Enhorabuena! ¡Te felicito! = Congratulations!

¡Sigue/continúa así! = Keep up the good work!

¡Lo has hecho muy bien! = You’ve done really good!

¡Tu español es muy bueno! = Your Spanish is very good!

Hablas español super bien = You speak Spanish really well.

¡Qué bien se te ve! = You look great!

Ese vestido te sienta/queda muy bien = You look beautiful in that dress.

Tienes el pelo precioso. ¿Qué te has hecho? = Your hair looks nice. Have you done something to it?

¡Qué guapa estás! = You look gorgeous!

What about hugging your friend? It truly relieves stress and can make another feel a lot better. Research shows that oxytocin, a chemical that is a natural stress reliever, is released in the brain when hugging, so why don’t practice it?

¡Ven aquí y dame un abrazo! = Come here and give me a hug!

One of the best things someone who is feeling blue can do to feel better with himself/herself is learning something new. What about Spanish? Try our free trial class! You will be happy to learn a beautiful language like Spanish 🙂

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