Translation of feel in Spanish:
intransitive verb past tense & past participle felt
- 1 (physically) 1.1(person)how do you feel or how are you feeling?
encontrarse¿cómo or qué tal te encuentras or te sientes?I feel ill/fineme encuentro or estoy or me siento mal/bienyou'll feel all the better for a hot bathya verás cómo te sientes or te encuentras mucho mejor después de un baño calienteto feel hot/cold/hungry/thirstytener calor/frío/hambre/sedhe began to feel hot/coldempezó a sentir calor/fríoto feel tiredestar or encontrarse or sentirse cansadoI feel as if or as though I'm going to faintsiento como si me fuera a desmayarto feel oneselfI wasn't feeling quite myselfno me sentía del todo bienwe'll discuss it again when you're feeling more yourself
no sé qué me pasólo volveremos a hablar cuando estés mejorExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (part of body)my arm feels stiff
- 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.
tengo el brazo entumecidomy eyes feel itchyme pican los ojosmy legs felt like jellyme 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)sentirseto feel sad/nervoussentirse or estar triste/nerviososhe feels oldse siente viejaI don't feel any different/olderno me siento diferente/más viejoI feel (like) a complete idiotme siento como un perfecto imbécilI felt (like) a new man/woman after my vacationme sentí como nuevo/nueva después de mis vacacionesI feel as if or as though or [colloquial] like I've been away for agestengo la sensación de haber estado fuera mil añoswe feel very pleased that she is back
es como si hubiera estado fuera siglosestamos muy contentos de que haya vueltofeel free to call at any timeno deje de llamar cuando quieraimagine how I felt!imagínate cómo me sentíhow do you feel about your parents' divorce?¿cómo has tomado el divorcio de tus padres?how would you feel about Smith as president?¿qué te parecería que Smith fuera el presidente?it feels wonderful to be backes maravilloso estar de vueltaif it feels good, do it [colloquial]si te gusta, hazlosi te apetece, hazlo (esp Spain)I feel bad about not having asked herme da no sé qué no haberla invitadohow does it feel?, what does it feel like?¿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) I feel that …me parece que …it's something I feel strongly about
opino or creo que …es algo que me parece muy importantehow do you feel about going to Rome this summer?¿qué te parecería si fuéramos a Roma este verano?how do you feel about these changes?¿qué opinas de or qué te parecen estos cambios?I won't feel any differentlyno 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 teame apetece una taza de té (esp Spain)tengo ganas de tomar una taza de této feel like
-ingtener ganasI feel like watching TV de+ infinitivetengo ganas de ver la televisiónme apetece ver la televisión (esp Spain)you'll feel more like working when you've had a resttendrás más ganas de trabajar cuando hayas descansadocome tomorrow if you feel like itven mañana si tienes ganasven mañana si te apetece (esp Spain)
- 5 (seem, give impression of being) her skin felt very smoothtenía la piel muy suave al tactoyour hands feel coldtienes las manos fríasthe water feels very chilly at firstel agua parece muy fría al principioit feels cold outsidehace frío afuerait feels like silkparece seda al tacto or al tocarlohow does that feel? — it's still too tight¿cómo lo sientes? — todavía me queda apretadothe patient's pulse felt normalel pulso del paciente parecía normalit feels as if or as though or [colloquial] like it's going to rainparece que fuera a lloverparece como que quiere llover [colloquial]it feels like rain it feels like springparece que estuviéramos en primavera
- 6 (search, grope)to feel
forsomethinghe felt for the alarm clockbuscó a tientas el despertadorhe felt in his pocket for his lighterse llevó la mano al bolsillo buscando el mecheroshe felt (about or around) in her bag for her keysrebuscó las llaves en el bolsoExample 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!
transitive verb past tense & past participle felt
- 1 (touch) feel my forehead: it's burningtócame la frente: la tengo ardiendoto feel one's wayir a tientasthe blind man felt his way to the exitel ciego fue a tientas hasta la salidathey're still feeling their way toward a solutionsiguen tratando de encontrar una soluciónI'm still feeling my way around in the jobtodavía me estoy familiarizando con el trabajo
- 2 (perceive)(sensation/movement/force)I couldn't feel my fingers
sentirno sentía los dedoshe felt the bed movesintió moverse la cama or que la cama se movíaI can feel my heart beatingsiento 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 me
sentirsentí que me hervía la sangredo you feel anything for her?¿sientes algo por ella?
- 4 (be affected by) old people feel the cold more than we dolos ancianos sienten más el frío que nosotrosshe really felt her mother's death
a los ancianos el frío les afecta más que a nosotrosla muerte de su madre la afectó profundamentethe consequences will be felt for a long time to comelas 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 familyse sentía una carga para su familiaI feel it important to warn youcreo or considero que es importante advertirteit was felt necessary to introduce new legislationse creyó or se consideró necesario introducir nueva legislaciónshe feels (that) the financial aspects are being neglectedconsidera or cree que se están descuidando los aspectos financierosshe feels very strongly that …está absolutamente convencida de que …it is felt by many that …mucha gente considera que or es de la opinión de que …the exam was unfair — that's just what I feelel 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 pluraluncountable
- 1 1.1 (sensation) judging by the feel of it …a juzgar por la sensación que da al tocarlo …I love the feel of the wind on my faceme encanta sentir el viento en la carathis cotton has a smooth feel (to it)este algodón es muy suave al tacto or tiene un tacto muy suaveExample sentences1.2 (act) to have a feel of something
tocar algoExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 2.1 (atmosphere, style) (of house, room) try to render the feel of the poemtrata de transmitir el estilo del poemathis music has a baroque feel to itesta música tiene un aire barrocoExample sentences2.2 (instinct, sympathy) to have a feel for something
tener sensibilidad para algo2.3 (familiarity) to get the feel of somethingacostumbrarse a algoshe still has not got the feel of the keyboard
- 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.
familiarizarse con algotodavía no se ha acostumbrado al teclado or no se ha familiarizado con el teclado
- I felt for her when I heard
- I don't feel up to going out this evening
me dio mucha lástima or pena cuando me enteréI really feel for you, having to work for her …
de verdad te compadezco, tener que trabajar para ella …see also→ feel 1 6
(person/situation/opinion)I'll feel her out
yo la tantearé
tantearé el terreno
tantearé el terreno
meterle mano a [colloquial]
magrear (Spain) [colloquial]
no me siento con ánimo como para salir esta nocheit'll be a while before she feels up to work again
va a pasar un tiempo antes de que se sienta con fuerzas como para trabajar
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