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Pronunciation: /ˈfiːlɪŋ/

Translation of feeling in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (physical sensitivity) sensibilidad (feminine) I have no feeling in my fingers no tengo sensibilidad en los dedos
    Example sentences
    • Jack wasn't sure if he was going blind, or just crazy, but he lost all feeling, all sense.
    • For a prosthetic heel to be successful it would need to be covered in skin which has feeling and sensation.
    • The disease leaves her with pain, loss of feeling and a burning sensation in her hands meaning she cannot drive for any length of time.
    1.2 countable/numerable (physical sensation) sensación (feminine) a feeling of tiredness/nausea una sensación de cansancio/náusea
    Example sentences
    • Remember how it feels on deck because you want the same feeling in the water.
    • The cold feeling of slowly moving water slid over her, until there was only darkness.
    • A young child paddles in the sea for the first time, fascinated by the pleasant feeling of the water.
  • 2 2.1 uncountable/no numerable (sincere emotion) sentimiento (masculine) she played the piece with real feeling interpretó la pieza con mucho sentimiento once more, with feeling [humorous/humorístico] a ver, otra vez, pero con más entusiasmo 2.2 countable/numerable (emotional sensation) sensación (feminine) a feeling of joy/isolation una sensación de alegría/aislamiento
    Example sentences
    • While he denies he has a chip on his shoulder, this gut class feeling is a strong motivation behind his desire for success.
    • And if you fell in love with me so long ago it only makes this feeling stronger, right?
    • The strong feeling of love and the longing to commit is perfectly conveyed in marriage.
    Example sentences
    • He still frightens me a little, because I know nothing about him, yet my feelings have only grown stronger.
    • Those feelings had only grown stronger since he'd come to the university.
    • You've changed a lot since then, and my feelings have only grown stronger.
    2.3 uncountable/no numerable (affection) (usually plural/generalmente en plural) sentimiento (masculine) the only feeling I have for you is one of pity lo único que siento por ti or lo único que me inspiras es lástima 2.4
    (feelings plural)
    (sensitivity) sentimientos (masculine plural) it appeals to man's higher feelings apela a los sentimientos más elevados del hombre I won't spare your feelings voy a serte franco, no voy a andar con rodeos to hurt sb's feelings herir* los sentimientos de algn don't say that, you'll hurt her feelings no digas eso, la vas a herir or le va a doler no hard feelings one of us had to win; no hard feelings, eh? uno de los dos tenía que ganar; no nos guardemos rencor ¿eh? she had no hard feelings about him telling the boss no le guardaba rencor por habérselo contado al jefe
  • 3 3.1 u and c (sentiment) sentir (masculine) bad o ill feeling resentimiento (masculine) 3.2 c and u (opinion) opinión (feminine) what are your feelings on the matter? ¿tú que opinas del asunto?
    Example sentences
    • He saw more clearly than any of these other guys how strong that feeling was.
    • There's a strong general feeling among our members that consumers are not receptive to milk from cloned cows.
    • I didn't have a real strong feeling about anything until I started playing music.
    Example sentences
    • It all feels so lacking in genuine feeling, genuine emotion, genuine interest.
    • He was going back to the place where there was no feeling, because emotion and love were not allowed.
    • Silence, when used appropriately and in context, will add emotion and feeling to the video.
  • 4 (no plural/sin plural) 4.1 (sensitivity, appreciation) (to have) a feeling for sth tener* sensibilidad para algo, saber* apreciar algo you've no feeling for art no tienes sensibilidad para lo artístico, no sabes apreciar el arte 4.2 (intuition, impression) sensación (feminine), impresión (feminine) I've a feeling that he knows already tengo or me da la sensación or la impresión de que ya lo sabe
    Example sentences
    • I have a vague feeling that these different kinds and genres of rants will keep coming and going as this post progresses.
    • The enterprise seems foolhardy, and Stewart does not justify it beyond a vague feeling that he wants adventure.
    • I had a vague feeling that we were kind of heading in that direction in our relationship, but I had expected him to say it first.
    Example sentences
    • I think it's permissible, after working on your favourite virus for over 20 years, to develop some sort of feeling for it.
    • The singer has an even, rounded tone, an apposite feeling for ornament and an ability to phrase with sprightly elegance.


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