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Reflexive verbs

OleA1Kwiziq community member

Reflexive verbs

My sentence:

Las chicas se sintieron mucho frio en esa casa grande

was corrected to:

Las chicas sintieron mucho frio en esa casa grande.

But isn’t sentir a reflexive verb in Spanish? Reflexive verbs are not very common in English.,

Google translate has:

I feel cold (English) – Me siento frio (Español) – Jeg føler mig kold (Danish, my language, which uses reflexion very much like Spanish)

Please explain!

Asked 6 months ago
MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

We use the reflexive sentirse when using adjectives and adverbs and the non reflexive sentir with nouns. There is a lesson which fully explains this - Sentir vs Sentirse (to feel)

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Ole

Here is a Kwiziq lesson on the difference between sentir and sentirse.

To say I feel cold you need "Siento frío" or the more commonly used "Tengo frío" (I am cold)

I wouldn't trust google translations all the time...

Saludos

Inma

Reflexive verbs

My sentence:

Las chicas se sintieron mucho frio en esa casa grande

was corrected to:

Las chicas sintieron mucho frio en esa casa grande.

But isn’t sentir a reflexive verb in Spanish? Reflexive verbs are not very common in English.,

Google translate has:

I feel cold (English) – Me siento frio (Español) – Jeg føler mig kold (Danish, my language, which uses reflexion very much like Spanish)

Please explain!

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