Sentir or Sentirse?

GraceB1Kwiziq community member

Sentir or Sentirse?

I came across a sentence in a book I was reading and it said, 

"ya no se sienten ganas de beber"

I understand "ganas" as a noun meaning that they are stating they do not have the "desire" to drink I think. 

Why is sentirse used instead of sentir when "ganas" is the direct object?

Thank you


Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Grace

I'd have to see the context, but I can only guess that the writer is using it as a passive "se" sentence -this is when you mean in general "people/ you in general" don't feel any desire to drink (for whatever reason...), or as an impersonal sentence meaning "one doesn't feel desire to drink"

We have a lesson explaining this use of "se" with verbs:

passive se

Saludos

Inma

Sentir or Sentirse?

I came across a sentence in a book I was reading and it said, 

"ya no se sienten ganas de beber"

I understand "ganas" as a noun meaning that they are stating they do not have the "desire" to drink I think. 

Why is sentirse used instead of sentir when "ganas" is the direct object?

Thank you


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