sentir and sentirse

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sentir and sentirse

I get that sentir goes before a noun and sentirse before an adjective. But in a test the question was "Yo siento que voy a explotar, comí demasiado."

How do we know whether to use sentir or sentirse in a sentence like this?

Asked 2 years ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Peter

In the lesson we also say that sentir can be followed by a subordinate clause using "que" and we give this sentence as an example:

I feel that my husband and I are drifting apart.
Siento que mi marido y yo nos alejamos.

This is following the same structure as the test-question:

Siento que voy a explotar, comí demasiado.

If you think about it, this subordinate clause could be replaced by a noun:

Siento algo

Siento una cosa

Un saludo

Inma

sentir and sentirse

I get that sentir goes before a noun and sentirse before an adjective. But in a test the question was "Yo siento que voy a explotar, comí demasiado."

How do we know whether to use sentir or sentirse in a sentence like this?

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