Translation of "feel" - English-Japanese dictionary

feel

verb uk /fiːl/ (past tense and past participle felt)

A1 to experience happiness, sadness, fear, etc.

(感情)を感じる
I feel guilty about shouting at her.
He’s feeling lonely.
I felt sorry for her.

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

(肉体的感覚で)~を感じる
I felt a sharp pain in my foot.
Do you feel sick?

B1 to have an opinion about something

~と思う
I feel that she’s the best person for the job.
feel like something

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

(人、物)のようだ
Your hands feel like ice.
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

~であるかのような気がする
It feels like I’ve been here forever, but it’s only been a week.
feel like something

B1 to want something

(もの)がほしい
I feel like a sandwich.
feel like doing something

B1 to want to do something

~したい気がする
Jane felt like crying.

to touch something in order to examine it

~を触ってみる
He felt her ankle to see if it was broken.
feel different, strange, etc.

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

違うと感じる、変だと感じる
It felt strange to see him again after so long.
The house feels empty without the kids.

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