Translation of "feel" - English-French dictionary


verb /fiːl/ (past tense, past participle felt /felt/)

to become aware of (something) by the sense of touch

She felt his hand on her shoulder.

to find out the shape, size, texture etc of something by touching, usually with the hands


to experience or be aware of (an emotion, sensation etc)


to think (oneself) to be

(se) sentir, penser de
She feels sick
How does she feel about her work?

to believe or consider

avoir l’impressiom (que)
She feels that the company treated her badly.
feeler noun

(in certain animals, insects etc) an organ for touching, especially one of the two thread-like parts on an insect’s head.

A butterfly has a pair of feelers on its head.
feeling noun

power and ability to feel

I have no feeling in my little finger.

something that one feels physically

a feeling of great pain.

(usually in plural) something that one feels in one’s mind

His angry words hurt my feelings
a feeling of happiness.

an impression or belief

I have a feeling that the work is too hard.


He has no feeling for her now.


He spoke with great feeling.
feel as if / as though

to have the sensation (physical or mental) or feeling that

avoir l’impression de
I feel as if I am going to be sick
She feels as though she has known him for years.
feel like

to have the feelings that one would have if one were

(se) sentir
I feel like a princess in this beautiful dress
He felt like an idiot (= He felt very foolish).

to feel that one would like to (have, do etc)

avoir envie (de)
I feel like a drink
Do you feel like going to the cinema?
feel one’s way

to find one’s way by feeling

avancer à tâtons
I had to feel my way to the door in the dark.
get the feel of

to become accustomed to

se faire à
It takes a while to get the feel of a new job.

(Translation of “feel” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)