In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(person) sentirse(person) encontrarsehow do you feel/ how are you feeling? — ¿cómo / qué tal te encuentras / te sientes?
- I feel ill/fine — me encuentro / estoy / me siento mal/bien
- you'll feel all the better for a hot bath — ya verás cómo te sientes / te encuentras mucho mejor después de un baño caliente
- to feel hot/cold/hungry/thirsty — tener calor/frío/hambre/sed
- he began to feel hot/cold — empezó a sentir calor/frío
- to feel tired — estar / encontrarse / sentirse cansado
- I feel as if / as though I'm going to faint — siento como si me fuera a desmayar
- to feel oneself
- I wasn't feeling quite myself — no sé qué me pasó
- we'll discuss it again when you're feeling more yourself — lo volveremos a hablar cuando estés mejor
- When I think about it, I just feel horribly guilty.
- Reading a diary - even if its author is several hundred years dead - sometimes feels voyeuristic.
- I have just been down to Myrtle Walk and felt physically sickened by its filthy, dilapidated state.
- Do you ever feel uncomfortable leaving a comment on a blog you've never commented on before?
- We also aim to make parents feel more confident.
- Can the reader feel pity and terror for Macbeth?
- Does this mean I have to find friends that make me feel inferior?
- We like people to settle in, make it their own and feel comfortable.
- In general, respondents felt confident in their abilities to deal with alcohol problems.
- However, she felt a twinge of disappointment when she couldn't see him.
- She almost felt ashamed for it, though she knew she shouldn't.
- I felt dizzy from standing so quickly when I had gotten out of bed.
- I wasn't really concentrating and I wasn't feeling myself.
- All the swallowing has made me feel ill and keeping anything down is hard.
- Many women feel uneasy about taking medications during pregnancy.
- Two decades ago she was a highly driven academic - until the fateful morning when she got out of bed feeling not quite herself.
- However, not all SFU students feel so strongly about the issue.
- Training supported by a mentoring programme and a help desk can help staff feel more secure.
- I felt like a failure and ate more, only making me feel worse.
- He made me feel welcome when I came back from my injury, too.
- Maybe you should do something nice for her, to make her feel special.
- Reddish tints gleamed in her hair, and he felt the urge to run his hands through it.
- He felt a strong urge to run, but his friends were in there.
- She forced herself to refocus on what was going on in front of her and suddenly felt at ease.
- It can take several minutes to complete the mayonnaise, by which time your whisking arm will feel dead.
- 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.
- They both grinned at me and I suddenly felt uncomfortable under their gazes.
- She pulled herself up using the wall as a support, still feeling dizzy.
1.2my arm feels stiff — tengo el brazo entumecido
- my eyes feel itchy — me pican los ojos
- my legs felt like jelly — me temblaban las piernas
2(emotionally, mentally, morally)sentirseto feel sad/nervous — sentirse / estar triste/nervioso
- she feels old — se siente vieja
- I don't feel any different/older — no me siento diferente/más viejo
- I feel (like) a complete idiot — me siento como un perfecto imbécil
- I felt (like) a new man/woman after my vacation — me sentí como nuevo/nueva después de mis vacaciones
- I feel as if / as though / like I've been away for ages — tengo la sensación de haber estado fuera mil años
- we feel very pleased that she is back — estamos muy contentos de que haya vuelto
- feel free to call at any time — no deje de llamar cuando quiera
- imagine how I felt! — imagínate cómo me sentí
- how 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 back — es maravilloso estar de vuelta
- if it feels good, do it — si te apetece, hazlo
- I feel bad about not having asked her — me da no sé qué no haberla invitado
- how does it feel? — ¿qué se siente?
- what does it feel like? — ¿qué se siente?
- The survey highlighted that 68 per cent of the residents feel safer now than they did before the Neighbourhood Wardens started.
- But, just a few months shy of his 28th birthday, as well as reaching his peak physically, he feels that he is at his mental best, too.
- The capital side have been excelling in ladies football for the past few seasons, however this team now feels capable of taking on anyone.
- Perhaps in some way they feel abandoned and search for someone who is always going to need them.
- After losing more than a stone since the Open, he also feels in the best physical shape of his life.
- They had felt capable of carrying out the work which was being sought.
- But following off-season surgery to his wrist and shoulder, he feels ready for the physical demands of Super League.
- Parents feel helpless in today's changing world and wonder how to cope with the truant child.
- When you feel comfortable on one foot with your eyes open, close them.
- I twisted my hair up in a knot and suddenly, in the soft light, felt quite beautiful.
- These are the people who rock up to class each week just because it makes them feel dead sexy.
- Her people are crying in front of her and she felt out of place.
- I feel better and more capable, and more attractive now than I have ever felt in my life.
- There's no gate at the entrance and students just don't feel safe.
- The only thing I felt capable of doing was locking myself in a room and making a record.
- It was helpful, but I felt a failure if I couldn't make him fall around laughing.
- Jones says it is not just about dealing with employees that feel under pressure.
- He pulled his knees up to his chest and wrapped his arms around his legs feeling very out of place.
3(have opinion)I feel that ... — opino / creo que ...
- it's something I feel strongly about — es algo que me parece muy importante
- how 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 / qué te parecen estos cambios?
- I won't feel any differently — no voy a cambiar de opinión / de parecer
4to feel like sth
- I feel like a cup of tea — me apetece una taza de té
- to feel like -ing — tener ganas de + inf
- I feel like watching TV — tengo ganas de ver la televisión
- you'll feel more like working when you've had a rest — tendrás más ganas de trabajar cuando hayas descansado
- come tomorrow if you feel like it — ven mañana si te apetece
5(seem, give impression of being)her skin felt very smooth — tenía la piel muy suave al tacto
- your hands feel cold — tienes las manos frías
- the water feels very chilly at first — el agua parece muy fría al principio
- it feels cold outside — hace frío afuera
- it feels like silk — parece seda al tacto / al tocarlo
- how does that feel? — it's still too tight — ¿cómo lo sientes? — todavía me queda apretado
- the patient's pulse felt normal — el pulso del paciente parecía normal
- it feels as if / as though / like it's going to rain — parece como que quiere llover
- it feels like rain — parece que va a llover
- it feels like spring — parece que estuviéramos en primavera
6(search, grope)to feel for sth
- he felt for the alarm clock — buscó a tientas el despertador
- he felt in his pocket for his lighter — se llevó la mano al bolsillo buscando el mechero
- she felt (about / around) in her bag for her keys — rebuscó las llaves en el bolso
- She ran a hand through her hair and felt the cut where she had been roughed up by Derek.
- Yeah, he was just feeling you up and getting off with you!
- In the afternoon Burginde rummaged amongst our wool sacks, feeling with her hands how much carded fleece was left.
- Head to the first floor where the exhibitors have taken individual rooms to get you to see, touch, and feel the products.
- I felt around under the bed for some kind of weapon: if they made one more move on him it'd be their last.
- Mac ran a hand over his short hair, then gently felt the bump on the back of his head.
- But if you were felt up at a high school party because you got a little too drunk to say no, maybe we should put you in jail.
- While waiting in queue to buy their tickets, they were mobbed by local men, who manhandled them, pushed them into a corner, pressed against them and felt them up.
- He taught me and my sister backgammon and felt us up.
- So, if you want to get close, maybe try to feel out her worldview before you feel her up.
- I just keep feeling the hair in the back there and trying to get all the hair on the back of my neck off.
- We start making out and I started feeling her up.
- On her way down the stairs she felt inside her pocket to make sure she still had the keys.
- I spin my head to see who felt me up, and it's just a woman with no distinguishable features who looks like she's on her way to work too.
- They groped us, felt us up and thrust their pelvic regions into our backsides.
- He backed away from the couch, and felt for the light switch.
- I felt around and found some old newspapers and tried to cover myself.
- After Evan had felt me up, I really didn't like people touching me.
- He wants you all to himself, he doesn't even like other people looking at you, much less feeling you up,’ he said in a sexy voice, and pulled her close to him.
1(touch)(body/surface) tocar(body/surface) palparfeel my forehead: it's burning — tócame la frente: la tengo ardiendo
- to feel one's way — ir a tientas
- the blind man felt his way to the exit — el ciego fue a tientas hasta la salida
- they're still feeling their way toward a solution — siguen tratando de encontrar una solución
- I'm still feeling my way around in the job — todavía me estoy familiarizando con el trabajo
2(perceive)(force/movement/sensation) sentirI couldn't feel my fingers — no sentía los dedos
- he felt the bed move — sintió moverse la cama / que la cama se movía
- I can feel my heart beating — siento como me late el corazón
3(experience)(indignation/shame) sentirI felt the anger rise up in me — sentí que me hervía la sangre
- do you feel anything for her? — ¿sientes algo por ella?
4(be affected by)sentirold people feel the cold more than we do — los ancianos sienten más el frío que nosotros
- she really felt her mother's death — la muerte de su madre la afectó profundamente
- the consequences will be felt for a long time to come — las consecuencias se sentirán / se notarán durante mucho tiempo
5(consider)to feel sb/sth to + inf
- he felt himself to be a burden on his family — se sentía una carga para su familia
- I feel it important to warn you — creo / considero que es importante advertirte
- it was felt necessary to introduce new legislation — se creyó / se consideró necesario introducir nueva legislación
- she feels (that) the financial aspects are being neglected — considera / cree que se están descuidando los aspectos financieros
- she feels very strongly that ... — está absolutamente convencida de que ...
- it is felt by many that ... — mucha gente considera que / es de la opinión de que ...
- the exam was unfair — that's just what I feel — el examen fue injusto — lo mismo pienso yo
1(sensation)sensación femininejudging by the feel of it ... — a juzgar por la sensación que da al tocarlo ...
- I love the feel of the wind on my face — me encanta sentir el viento en la cara
- this cotton has a smooth feel (to it) — este algodón es muy suave al tacto / tiene un tacto muy suave
2(act)to have a feel of sth — tocar algo
3(atmosphere, style, of house, room)ambiente masculinetry to render the feel of the poem — trata de transmitir el estilo del poema
- this music has a baroque feel to it — esta música tiene un aire barroco
4(instinct, sympathy)sensibilidad feminineto have a feel for sth — tener sensibilidad para algo
5(familiarity)to get the feel of sth — familiarizarse con algo
- she still has not got the feel of the keyboard — todavía no se ha acostumbrado al teclado / no se ha familiarizado con el teclado
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