Conjugate sentir in El Presente (present tense)

The Spanish verb sentir (to feel) is semi-regular since the stem changes in some forms El Presente, but it has regular ‑ir group endings:

yo siento
sientes
él / ella / Ud. siente
nosotros / nosotras  sentimos
vosotros / vosotras  sentís
ellos / ellas / Uds. sienten

Notice how for all three groups, the first vowel -e- in the stem becomes-ie- except for the nosotros and vosotros forms.

Sentir used on its own can mean to be  sorry / to feel sorry.

Look at and listen to these examples:

Yo siento que esta idea va a ser un éxito.
I feel that this idea is going to be a success.

¿Tú no sientes nada por ella?
Do not you feel anything for her?

Él siente una gran alegría.
He feels great joy.

Nosotros sentimos que no vengas con nosotros.
We're sorry that you're not coming with us. [lit: we feel that]

Vosotros sentís un gran amor por la naturaleza.
You feel a great love for nature.

Ellos sienten muchas agujetas en las piernas después de la escalada.
They feel a lot of stiffness in their legs after climbing.

See also:
List of Common Spanish stem-changing (e > ie) verbs in the present tense

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Examples and resources

Vosotros sentís un gran amor por la naturaleza.
You feel a great love for nature.


¿Tú no sientes nada por ella?
Do not you feel anything for her?


Yo siento que esta idea va a ser un éxito.
I feel that this idea is going to be a success.


Ellos sienten muchas agujetas en las piernas después de la escalada.
They feel a lot of stiffness in their legs after climbing.


Él siente una gran alegría.
He feels great joy.


Nosotros sentimos que no vengas con nosotros.
We're sorry that you're not coming with us. [lit: we feel that]


Q&A

Mags

Kwiziq community member

15 October 2017

3 replies

Todos takes 1st person plural

I expected the verb to be in the 3rd person plural because of Todos. But I suppose when the meaning is we, it must be the 1st pers. pl.

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

16 October 2017

16/10/17

Hi Mags - ah, that question was probably a little on the difficult side for A1 so I've taken it out, for now. As you've realised, 'todos' (everybody) can mean either 'we' or 'they' depending on context and will conjugate accordingly. We'll make a lesson specifically to explain and practise this.

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

16 October 2017

16/10/17

In fact, 'todos' can also be used with the vosotros form too (and todas with vosotras).

Mags

Kwiziq community member

16 October 2017

16/10/17

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