Translation of "feel" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /fiːl/ us /fil/ past tense and past participle felt

A1 to experience happiness, sadness, fear, etc.

sentire, sentirsi
I feel guilty about shouting at her. Mi sento in colpa per aver inveito contro di lei.
He’s feeling lonely. Si sente solo.
I felt sorry for her. Mi è dispiaciuto per lei.

A1 to experience a touch, a pain, or something else that is physical

I felt a sharp pain in my foot. Ho sentito un dolore acuto al piede.
Do you feel sick? Ti senti male?

B1 to have an opinion about something

ritenere, pensare
I feel that she’s the best person for the job. Ritengo che sia la persona giusta per il lavoro.
feel like something

B1 to seem to be similar to a type of person, thing, or situation

sembrare qualcosa
Your hands feel like ice. Hai le mani che sembrano di ghiaccio.
feel as if/feel like…

B1 to have a feeling or idea about something that you have experienced, even though it might not be true

sentirsi come se…/sentirsi come…
It feels like I’ve been here forever, but it’s only been a week. Mi sembra di essere stato qui da sempre ma è solo una settimana.
feel like something

B1 to want something

aver voglia di qualcosa
I feel like a sandwich. Ho voglia di un sandwich.
feel like doing something

B1 to want to do something

sentire la voglia di fare qualcosa
Jane felt like crying. Jane aveva voglia di piangere.

to touch something in order to examine it

sentire, palpare
He felt her ankle to see if it was broken. Le ha palpato la caviglia per vedere se era rotta.
feel different, strange, etc.

If a place, situation, etc. feels different, strange, etc., that is how it seems to you.

sembrare diverso, strano, ecc.
It felt strange to see him again after so long. È sembrato strano rivederlo dopo così tanto tempo.
The house feels empty without the kids. La casa sembra vuota senza i ragazzi.

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(Translation of “feel” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)