Translation of feel in Spanish:
intransitive verb past tense & past participle felt
- 1 (physically) 1.1(person)how do you feel o how are you feeling?sentirseencontrarseI feel ill/fine¿cómo or qué tal te encuentras or te sientes?you'll feel all the better for a hot bathme encuentro or estoy or me siento mal/biento feel hot/cold/hungry/thirstyya verás cómo te sientes or te encuentras mucho mejor después de un baño calientehe began to feel hot/coldtener calor/frío/hambre/sedto feel tiredempezó a sentir calor/fríoI feel as if o as though I'm going to faintestar or encontrarse or sentirse cansadoto feel oneselfI wasn't feeling quite myselfsiento como si me fuera a desmayarwe'll discuss it again when you're feeling more yourselfno me sentía del todo bienno sé qué me pasólo volveremos a hablar cuando estés mejorExample sentences1.2 (part of body)my arm feels stiff
my eyes feel itchytengo el brazo entumecidomy legs felt like jellyme pican los ojosme temblaban las piernas
- I wasn't really concentrating and I wasn't feeling myself.
- Two decades ago she was a highly driven academic - until the fateful morning when she got out of bed feeling not quite herself.
- 2 (emotionally, mentally, morally)to feel sad/nervoussentirseshe feels oldsentirse or estar triste/nerviosoI don't feel any different/olderse siente viejaI feel (like) a complete idiotno me siento diferente/más viejoI felt (like) a new man/woman after my vacationme siento como un perfecto imbécilI feel as if o as though o [colloquial] like I've been away for agesme sentí como nuevo/nueva después de mis vacacioneswe feel very pleased that she is backtengo la sensación de haber estado fuera mil añoses como si hubiera estado fuera siglosfeel free to call at any timeestamos muy contentos de que haya vueltoimagine how I felt!no deje de llamar cuando quierahow do you feel about your parents' divorce?imagínate cómo me sentíhow would you feel about Smith as president?¿cómo has tomado el divorcio de tus padres?it feels wonderful to be back¿qué te parecería que Smith fuera el presidente?if it feels good, do it [colloquial]es maravilloso estar de vueltaI feel bad about not having asked hersi te gusta or (especially Spain) si te apetece, hazlohow does it feel?, what does it feel like?me da no sé qué no haberla invitado¿qué se siente?Example sentences
- The survey highlighted that 68 per cent of the residents feel safer now than they did before the Neighbourhood Wardens started.
- Parents feel helpless in today's changing world and wonder how to cope with the truant child.
- There's no gate at the entrance and students just don't feel safe.
- 3 (have opinion) See examples: I feel that …it's something I feel strongly aboutme parece que …opino or creo que …how do you feel about going to Rome this summer?es algo que me parece muy importantehow do you feel about these changes?¿qué te parecería si fuéramos a Roma este verano?I won't feel any differently¿qué opinas de or qué te parecen estos cambios?no voy a cambiar de opinión or de parecer
- 4to feel like something (to be in the mood for, fancy)I feel like a cup of teato feel likeme apetece una taza de té (especially Spain)tengo ganas de tomar una taza de té
-ingI feel like watching TVtener ganas de+ infinitiveyou'll feel more like working when you've had a resttengo ganas de ver la televisiónme apetece ver la televisión (especially Spain)come tomorrow if you feel like ittendrás más ganas de trabajar cuando hayas descansadoven mañana si tienes ganas or (especially Spain) si te apetece
- 5 (seem, give impression of being) See examples: her skin felt very smoothyour hands feel coldtenía la piel muy suave al tactothe water feels very chilly at firsttienes las manos fríasit feels cold outsideel agua parece muy fría al principioit feels like silkhace frío afuerahow does that feel? — it's still too tightparece seda al tacto or al tocarlothe patient's pulse felt normal¿cómo lo sientes? — todavía me queda apretadoit feels as if o as though o [colloquial] like it's going to rainel pulso del paciente parecía normalit feels like rain it feels like springparece que fuera a llover or [colloquial] como que quiere lloverparece que estuviéramos en primavera
transitive verb past tense & past participle felt
- 1 (touch) feel my forehead: it's burningto feel one's waytócame la frente: la tengo ardiendothe blind man felt his way to the exitir a tientasthey're still feeling their way toward a solutionel ciego fue a tientas hasta la salidaI'm still feeling my way around in the jobsiguen tratando de encontrar una solucióntodavía me estoy familiarizando con el trabajoExample sentences
- Mac ran a hand over his short hair, then gently felt the bump on the back of his head.
- I felt around under the bed for some kind of weapon: if they made one more move on him it'd be their last.
- I felt around and found some old newspapers and tried to cover myself.
- So, if you want to get close, maybe try to feel out her worldview before you feel her up.
- They groped us, felt us up and thrust their pelvic regions into our backsides.
- Yeah, he was just feeling you up and getting off with you!
- 2 (perceive)(sensation/movement/force)I couldn't feel my fingershe felt the bed moveno sentía los dedosI can feel my heart beatingsintió moverse la cama or que la cama se movíasiento como me late el corazónExample sentences
- Both of them were pacing around the beach, feeling the hot sand beneath their cold feet.
- He suddenly felt his brother's hand on his arm.
- I can almost feel the texture of candyfloss in my hair or the stickiness of a toffee apple all over my face.
- Lise felt the vibrations on the ground coming closer.
- While it is still winter, we can start to feel the change in climate upon us.
- I didn't know what was going on, but apparently they had felt the vibrations from the quake and come out of the sand.
- 3 (experience)(indignation/shame)I felt the anger rise up in medo you feel anything for her?sentí que me hervía la sangre¿sientes algo por ella?Example sentences
- He might feel shock or surprise or perhaps amusement, and I did not want my gift to give rise to any of these thoughts in him.
- Reddish tints gleamed in her hair, and he felt the urge to run his hands through it.
- They both grinned at me and I suddenly felt uncomfortable under their gazes.
- 4 (be affected by) old people feel the cold more than we doshe really felt her mother's deathlos ancianos sienten más el frío que nosotrosa los ancianos el frío les afecta más que a nosotrosthe consequences will be felt for a long time to comela muerte de su madre la afectó profundamentelas consecuencias se sentirán or se notarán durante mucho tiempoExample sentences
- Art is a luxury, so our industry often feels an economic downturn before other industries.
- As a committed family man he would have felt those tragedies keenly.
- When trading started again on Monday morning, the financial impact of the failure was quickly felt.
- 5 (consider)to feel somebody/something to +
infinitivehe felt himself to be a burden on his familyI feel it important to warn youse sentía una carga para su familiait was felt necessary to introduce new legislationcreo or considero que es importante advertirteshe feels (that) the financial aspects are being neglectedse creyó or se consideró necesario introducir nueva legislaciónshe feels very strongly that …considera or cree que se están descuidando los aspectos financierosit is felt by many that …está absolutamente convencida de que …the exam was unfair — that's just what I feelmucha gente considera que or es de la opinión de que …el examen fue injusto — lo mismo pienso yoExample sentences
- Former party official Matthew Taylor feels that conference has become ‘ritualistic and pointless’.
- In the end, Lee felt the parties were looking to exploit his difficulties for publicity.
- Interviews with a number of children and their parents emphasised how successful they felt the event to be.
noun (no plural)uncountable
- 1 1.1 (sensation) judging by the feel of it …I love the feel of the wind on my facea juzgar por la sensación que da al tocarlo …this cotton has a smooth feel (to it)me encanta sentir el viento en la cara1.2 (act) See examples: to have a feel of somethingeste algodón es muy suave al tacto or tiene un tacto muy suavetocar algoExample sentences
- I let him have a feel of my hair and kept saying ‘it's a bit of a shock, isn't it?’ (must have been terrifying for a two year old!).
- At 11.25 I wondered if I had any spots that might need squeezing and had a feel round my face.
- The girls were dancing about and the men were trying to get a feel as they walked by, and things were getting out of hand.
- The fabric is made of 43% polyester and 57% combed cotton, with a cotton-rich feel.
- It was a light gray coat made of a material that had the feel of soft fur, but the look of well-made leather.
- Polyurethane is extremely light and has the feel of hardened styrene foam.
- 2 2.1 (atmosphere, style — of house, room) try to render the feel of the poemthis music has a baroque feel to ittrata de transmitir el estilo del poema2.2 (instinct, sympathy) to have a feel for somethingesta música tiene un aire barroco2.3 (familiarity) See examples: to get the feel of somethingtener sensibilidad para algoshe still has not got the feel of the keyboardacostumbrarse a algofamiliarizarse con algotodavía no se ha acostumbrado al teclado or no se ha familiarizado con el tecladoExample sentences
- But the film's authentic feel is undermined by a series of political compromises.
- The seats are very close together, and this lends an intimate, crowded feel to the place.
- The first is to give an overall feel of the film.
- I felt for her when I heard
- I don't feel up to going out this evening
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