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feel

  
      n  
   (=texture)   toucher    m     
→ He remembered the feel of her skin.        
→ This gives their surface a curious prickly feel.        
   (=touch)   toucher    m     
to have a feel of sth      toucher qch  
→ That's a nasty bump you've got on your head. Let me have a feel of it.        
   (=character)  
The room has a warm, cosy feel.      La pièce donne une impression de chaleur et de confort douillet.  
He tried to give the play a more contemporary feel.      Il a essayé de donner à la pièce un côté plus contemporain.  
to have the feel of sth      (=seem like)   donner l'impression de qch  
→ The whole film has the feel of a home-made wedding video        
→ The Brazilian Amazon has the feel of a tropical wild west ...        
to get the feel of        [+place]   se faire une impression générale de  
→ He wanted to get the feel of the place.        
→ It took me a few days just get the feel of things and the people        
  [+situation]   évaluer  
→ Try to get the feel of how your interview is going        
      vt     ( felt    pt, pp  )
   (=touch)   toucher  
→ Eric felt his face. "Am I bleeding?"        
The doctor felt his forehead.      Le docteur lui a touché le front.  
   (=explore by touching)   tâter, palper  
→ He felt the shape of their heads and identified several men        
to feel one's way        (in the dark)    avancer à tâtons  
→ feeling her way in the absolute darkness        
     (in new situation)    se familiariser  
I'm still feeling my way.      Je suis encore en train de me familiariser.  
   (=be aware of)   sentir  
→ Adam felt someone behind him and turned        
→ He felt her leg against his.        
He could feel their eyes following him.      Il sentait leurs yeux posés sur lui.  
to feel o.s. do sth      se sentir faire qch  
→ I felt myself blush        
     [+cold, pain]   sentir  
→ He felt a sudden pain in his leg.        
I didn't feel much pain.      Je n'ai presque rien senti.  
to feel the cold      être sensible au froid  
→ She never seemed to feel the cold.        
to feel the heat      être sensible à la chaleur  
→ Frank really feels the heat, you see. He doesn't like hot climates        
   (=perceive by touch)   toucher  
Feel how soft the skin is!      Touche comme la peau est douce!  
   to feel o.s.      (=be on form)  
I don't feel myself.      Je ne suis pas dans mon assiette.  
→ I haven't felt myself today. I had a bad night thinking about the race        
→ Her eyes were closed. 'I do not feel quite myself,' she said        
     [+grief, anger]   ressentir, éprouver  
→ ... the grief he felt after her death        
  [+desire]   ressentir  
→ Mrs Oliver felt a sudden desire to burst out crying.        
   (=think, believe)   penser  
→ We'd like to know what you feel about abortion ...        
What do you feel about it?      Qu'est ce que vous en pensez?  
to feel (that) ...      penser que ...  
→ I feel I'm neglecting my duty.        
→ I feel I should resign ...        
I feel that you ought to do it.      Je pense que vous devriez le faire.  
      vi  
   [person]   (=be)   se sentir  
→ She feels guilty about spending less time lately with her two kids        
→ I am feeling very depressed        
I don't feel well.      Je ne me sens pas bien.  
to feel better      se sentir mieux  
to feel lonely      se sentir seul (e)     
I feel a bit lonely.      Je me sens un peu seul.  
to feel hungry      avoir faim  
I was feeling hungry.      J'avais faim.  
to feel cold      avoir froid  
I was feeling cold, so I went inside.      J'avais froid, alors je suis rentré.  
to feel sorry for sb      plaindre qn  
   [person]  
to feel like      (=want)   avoir envie de  
→ I feel like a stroll.        
→ Do you feel like a cup of tea?        
Do you feel like an ice cream?      Tu as envie d'une glace ?  
to feel like doing sth      avoir envie de faire qch  
→ He didn't feel like going back to sleep        
   [person]  
to feel like sth      (=as if one is)   avoir l'impression d'être qch  
→ I felt like a murderer.        
   [person]   (=think)   penser  
How do you feel about it?      Qu'en pensez-vous ?  
→ She knew how I felt about the subject.        
   [thing]  
It feels soft.      C'est doux au toucher.  
→ The metal felt smooth and cold.        
   (=seem)  
It feels colder here.      Je trouve qu'il fait plus froid ici.  
It feels like velvet.      On dirait du velours., Ça ressemble au velours.  
it feels like I ..., it feels as if I ...      j'ai l'impression de ...  
→ It felt like I'd had two babies instead of one.        
→ Within five minutes of arriving back from holiday, it feels as if I've never been away ...        
It felt like learning the rules of a new game.      C'était comme apprendre les règles d'un nouveau jeu.  
→ Preparing for that first trial felt like learning the rules of a new game.        


feel around  
      vi   (=grope)   fouiller, tâtonner  
→ He felt around in the dark trying to find the light switch        
feel for  
      vt fus  
   (=try to find)  
  [+thing]  
chercher à tâtons  
→ I felt for my wallet.        
→ He felt for the light switch.        
   (=feel sorry for)  
  [+person]  
plaindre  
→ I really feel for you.        
→ She cried on the phone and things like that and I really felt for her.        
feel-good   , feelgood  
      adj  
[film, romance]  
qui réchauffe le cœur  
→ ... a bright and enjoyable feelgood romance.        
→ It's a feelgood film in the best sense of the word-simple, moving and not too sugary.        
    feel-good factor  
feel-good factor  
      n   optimisme    m     
→ There were obvious signs of the feel-good factor in the last survey taken in the wake of the election result.        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
v.
estimer (+inf.) (vt.,vi.) ; sentir (+adj) (vt.,vi.) ; estimer (+que) (vt.,vi.)
v.
1) se sentir (vi), 2) sentir (vt), 3) estimer (+infinitive), 4) se sentir (vi), 5) se sentir (vt), 6) estimer (vi), 7) estimer (vt)
n.
sensation ; sens
v.
sentir (vt.) ; se sentir (vr.)
v.
avoir sommeil
exp.
je ne me sens pas bien
v.
avoir le mal des transports ; se sentir mal en voiture
exp.
se sentir patraque
exp.
se sentir dupé
exp.
se sentir mal-aimé
exp.
ne pas avoir le moral
n.
fait de se faire
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'feel' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
v.
feel
v.
feel
v.
feel embarrassed
v.
feel sick
v.
feel sorry
v.
feel better
vi.
feel grateful
v.
feel the effects
v.
feel much better
adv.
I feel bad
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