(=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.
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
→ Try to get the feel of how your interview is going
→ 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)
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
→ 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.
(=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
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
to feel like sth
(=as if one is) avoir l'impression d'être qch
→ I felt like a murderer.
How do you feel about it? Qu'en pensez-vous ?
→ She knew how I felt about the subject.
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.
(=grope) fouiller, tâtonner
→ He felt around in the dark trying to find the light switch
(=try to find)
[+thing] chercher à tâtons
→ I felt for my wallet.
→ He felt for the light switch.
(=feel sorry for)
→ I really feel for you.
→ She cried on the phone and things like that and I really felt for her.
feel-good , feelgood
[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.
n optimisme m
→ There were obvious signs of the feel-good factor in the last survey taken in the wake of the election result.