Sentirse or sentir

William C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Sentirse or sentir

The question is:

Qué ________ por ese chico?What do you feel for that guy?

The answer given was sientes. However for me a possible answer to the question could be "I feel happy for him" which translates (hopefully) into Me siento feliz para él. So should the answer to your question not the reflexive "te sientes"

Asked 1 year agoC'etait
SilviaKwiziq team member

¡Hola William! As the lesson says, "sentir" is translated as "to feel something", while "sentirse" refers to "HOW do you feel about something" and not "WHAT do you feel", therefore in your question the only possibility is "sientes" because the question is "WHAT do you feel for that guy?".

I hope that it is clearer now.

Gracias, Silvia.

PippyB2Kwiziq community member

Can sentirse sometimes be replaced by estar ?

In the example in the lesson, instead of saying  "Me siento acalorada", could I say "Estoy acalorada"?

thanks

Sentirse or sentir

The question is:

Qué ________ por ese chico?What do you feel for that guy?

The answer given was sientes. However for me a possible answer to the question could be "I feel happy for him" which translates (hopefully) into Me siento feliz para él. So should the answer to your question not the reflexive "te sientes"

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