Translation of "feel" - English-German 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

She feels sick
How does she feel about her work?

to believe or consider

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.

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

power and ability to feel

das Gefühl
I have no feeling in my little finger.

something that one feels physically

das Gefühl
a feeling of great pain.

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

das Gefühl
His angry words hurt my feelings
a feeling of happiness.

an impression or belief

das Gefühl
I have a feeling that the work is too hard.


das Gefühl
He has no feeling for her now.


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

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

das Gefühl haben, als ob
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

sich fühlen wie
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)

Lust haben auf/zu
I feel like a drink
Do you feel like going to the cinema?
feel one’s way

to find one’s way by feeling

(sich) tasten
I had to feel my way to the door in the dark.
get the feel of

to become accustomed to

ein Gefühl bekommen für
It takes a while to get the feel of a new job.

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