Translation of feel in Spanish:

feel

sentirse, v.

Pronunciation /fiːl//fil/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (physically)
    • 1.1

      (person) sentirse
      (person) encontrarse
      how do you feel or 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
      • Does this mean I have to find friends that make me feel inferior?
      • She almost felt ashamed for it, though she knew she shouldn't.
      • In general, respondents felt confident in their abilities to deal with alcohol problems.
      • Can the reader feel pity and terror for Macbeth?
      • Maybe you should do something nice for her, to make her feel special.
      • However, not all SFU students feel so strongly about the issue.
      • Reddish tints gleamed in her hair, and he felt the urge to run his hands through it.
      • However, she felt a twinge of disappointment when she couldn't see him.
      • We like people to settle in, make it their own and feel comfortable.
      • It can take several minutes to complete the mayonnaise, by which time your whisking arm will feel dead.
      • I wasn't really concentrating and I wasn't feeling myself.
      • He felt a strong urge to run, but his friends were in there.
      • They both grinned at me and I suddenly felt uncomfortable under their gazes.
      • She forced herself to refocus on what was going on in front of her and suddenly felt at ease.
      • She pulled herself up using the wall as a support, still feeling dizzy.
      • I have just been down to Myrtle Walk and felt physically sickened by its filthy, dilapidated state.
      • We also aim to make parents feel more confident.
      • Many women feel uneasy about taking medications during pregnancy.
      • Reading a diary - even if its author is several hundred years dead - sometimes feels voyeuristic.
      • All the swallowing has made me feel ill and keeping anything down is hard.
      • Two decades ago she was a highly driven academic - until the fateful morning when she got out of bed feeling not quite herself.
      • He made me feel welcome when I came back from my injury, too.
      • Do you ever feel uncomfortable leaving a comment on a blog you've never commented on before?
      • When I think about it, I just feel horribly guilty.
      • I felt like a failure and ate more, only making me feel worse.
      • 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.
      • Training supported by a mentoring programme and a help desk can help staff feel more secure.
      • I felt dizzy from standing so quickly when I had gotten out of bed.

    • 1.2

      my arm feels stiff tengo el brazo entumecido
      • my eyes feel itchy me pican los ojos
      • my legs felt like jelly sentía que me temblaban las piernas

  • 2

    (emotionally, mentally, morally)
    sentirse
    to 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 / (informal) 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 gusta, 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?
    • It was helpful, but I felt a failure if I couldn't make him fall around laughing.
    • Perhaps in some way they feel abandoned and search for someone who is always going to need them.
    • But following off-season surgery to his wrist and shoulder, he feels ready for the physical demands of Super League.
    • 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.
    • There's no gate at the entrance and students just don't feel safe.
    • When you feel comfortable on one foot with your eyes open, close them.
    • The survey highlighted that 68 per cent of the residents feel safer now than they did before the Neighbourhood Wardens started.
    • The capital side have been excelling in ladies football for the past few seasons, however this team now feels capable of taking on anyone.
    • Her people are crying in front of her and she felt out of place.
    • The only thing I felt capable of doing was locking myself in a room and making a record.
    • 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.
    • They had felt capable of carrying out the work which was being sought.
    • These are the people who rock up to class each week just because it makes them feel dead sexy.
    • Parents feel helpless in today's changing world and wonder how to cope with the truant child.
    • I feel better and more capable, and more attractive now than I have ever felt in my life.
    • After losing more than a stone since the Open, he also feels in the best physical shape of his life.
    • I twisted my hair up in a knot and suddenly, in the soft light, felt quite beautiful.
  • 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
  • 4

    (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 / (informal) like it's going to rain parece que fuera a llover
    • it feels like rain parece que va a llover
    • it feels like spring parece que estuviéramos en primavera
  • 5

    (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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • We start making out and I started feeling her up.
    • Head to the first floor where the exhibitors have taken individual rooms to get you to see, touch, and feel the products.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • He taught me and my sister backgammon and felt us up.
    • 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.
    • Yeah, he was just feeling you up and getting off with you!
    • So, if you want to get close, maybe try to feel out her worldview before you feel her up.
    • In the afternoon Burginde rummaged amongst our wool sacks, feeling with her hands how much carded fleece was left.
    • She ran a hand through her hair and felt the cut where she had been roughed up by Derek.
    • Mac ran a hand over his short hair, then gently felt the bump on the back of his head.
    • On her way down the stairs she felt inside her pocket to make sure she still had the keys.
    • I just keep feeling the hair in the back there and trying to get all the hair on the back of my neck off.
    • I felt around under the bed for some kind of weapon: if they made one more move on him it'd be their last.
    • They groped us, felt us up and thrust their pelvic regions into our backsides.
    • After Evan had felt me up, I really didn't like people touching me.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (touch)
    (body/surface) tocar
    (body/surface) palpar
    feel my forehead: it's burning tócame la frente: la tengo ardiendo
  • 2

    (perceive)
    (movement/sensation/force) sentir
    I 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
    • She felt it remove the short ribbon binding her hair, felt the braid loosen and her blue tresses whip free.
    • Lise felt the vibrations on the ground coming closer.
    • Alexia was about to get up when she was yanked backwards by her hair, she felt a knife at her throat and looked up.
    • Cecil ran a soothing hand down her hair as he felt tears coursing down his own face.
    • When he hears a particularly fine piece, he says he can feel the hairs coming up on his arms.
    • He suddenly felt his brother's hand on his arm.
    • After a few minutes, he felt the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end like he was being watched.
    • Sitting in the car on a wet afternoon, I felt the hairs prick up on the back of my neck.
    • A hand went up to her hair as she felt it falling out of the bun in wisps beside her temples.
    • When she stepped out of the alley, she immediately felt the hair on the back of her neck prickle.
    • While it is still winter, we can start to feel the change in climate upon us.
    • She could feel the water begin to ebb away from her skin, and she felt her damp hair drying.
    • I can almost feel the texture of candyfloss in my hair or the stickiness of a toffee apple all over my face.
    • He could still close his eyes and see her face, smell her hair and feel the touch of her hand on his.
    • She felt around for the lock and grimaced when she felt the cold metal touch her skin.
    • I felt a strand of hair fall across my face and a moment later a tender hand brush it back into place.
    • She found a rare empty seat and was walking toward it when she felt a tap on her shoulder.
    • I didn't know what was going on, but apparently they had felt the vibrations from the quake and come out of the sand.
    • When Turat tugs a long, sturdy aluminum tent stake out of the ground, he feels the pointed end with his finger and catches Smith's eye.
    • Both of them were pacing around the beach, feeling the hot sand beneath their cold feet.
    • I felt someone touch my hand.
    • I walked around the park in my bare feet, feeling the cool soft grass, until I found a shady spot to sit down.
    • He had just turned on the water and began shampooing his hair when he felt the door open.
    • A familiar Spring breeze blew past us and I felt my hair brushing against my face.
    • She felt them braid her hair very tightly and then heard them take the scissors to it.
    • She testified that she placed her left hand on the man's forehead and felt no hair.
    • She could feel a rough wall against her back and she wondered where they had taken her.
    • He felt the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end as he sensed that Lucas was nearby.
    • She could hear shallow breathing and felt the warmth of a body turn over.
  • 3

    (experience)
    (shame/indignation) sentir
    I 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)
    sentir
    old 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
    • The effects of climate change continue to be felt around the world, with increasing severity.
    • As a committed family man he would have felt those tragedies keenly.
    • Art is a luxury, so our industry often feels an economic downturn before other industries.
    • Smith died in 2003 of a fatal stab wound to the heart and his departure has been felt around the world.
    • When trading started again on Monday morning, the financial impact of the failure was quickly felt.
    • We're all feeling the loss of heroes that we love.
  • 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
    • Cooper also feels Ferguson's success has sparked a sharp increase in his detractors.
    • He said he felt a change of direction was needed when he took over at the pub, which had stiff competition.
    • In their first eight games, they dropped 11 points, and Aidie Moran felt changes had to be made.
    • He feels the protest has achieved what it set out to do and is hopeful the government will cut the fuel tax.
    • He felt the changes in lifestyle and especially in farming in recent years was a factor.
    • But he felt the markets might lose their special appeal if they became a routine, weekly event.
    • He felt the business market between Edinburgh and Europe was under-served.
    • Calderwood felt Aberdeen's performance was decent up until the goal but degenerated thereafter.
    • We felt these meetings did give people the opportunity to clarify points and make their views known.
    • He said he felt the incident was a form of discrimination and had left him angry and wanting an explanation.
    • Was his life at the ranch so difficult he felt it necessary to leave?
    • Cumbria team manager Roger Hackney said he felt the county championship was being downgraded.
    • My policy is to ignore readers who feel it necessary to resort to insults.
    • I felt the programme focussed a bit too much on what it was like to be a ‘man’ in 2005.
    • In the end, Lee felt the parties were looking to exploit his difficulties for publicity.
    • Former party official Matthew Taylor feels that conference has become ‘ritualistic and pointless’.
    • Interviews with a number of children and their parents emphasised how successful they felt the event to be.
    • Everyone I contacted in my highly unscientific poll feels this election was more than a defeat.
    • McLeish admitted it had been a tough election but felt the contest had delivered him a mandate.
    • But he felt the management change would see the service finally getting back on the right track.

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(sensation)

      sensación feminine
      judging 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
      • Polyurethane is extremely light and has the feel of hardened styrene foam.
      • 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.

    • 1.2(act)

      to have a feel of sth tocar algo
      • 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.
      • 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!).
      • If you have children under five, it's worth having a quick feel inside the video recorder for rogue bananas before angrily demanding a refund.
      • Give him the warren of streets with their hiding places and dolly birds willing to feed and shelter a man for a few quick feels.

  • 2

    • 2.1(atmosphere, style — of house, room)

      ambiente masculine
      try 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
      • Mr Taylor said: " The materials were specially chosen to create an airy feel.
      • But the film's authentic feel is undermined by a series of political compromises.
      • The film has a very gritty, realistic feel, again lifting it above being a merely stereotypical genre exercise.
      • Instead the Cat and Fiddle had an almost homely feel about it.
      • "Unicorn Dream " is one of these and has the airy feel of a Scandinavian piece.
      • Besides, it only adds to the gritty, realistic feel Bogdanovich was aiming for.
      • The stadium's multitude of glass creates a light, airy feel.
      • The first is to give an overall feel of the film.
      • The vocals soar over the mix adding to the epic feel of each track.
      • The seats are very close together, and this lends an intimate, crowded feel to the place.
      • The interior has the homely feel of a comfortable country retreat rather than a royal palace.
      • But what makes this movie so much fun is the authentic retro feel.