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"Emoción" is a noun which is often translated as "emotion", and "sentimiento" is a noun which is often translated as "feeling". Learn more about the difference between "emoción" and "sentimiento" below.
emoción(
eh
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moh
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (emotional response)
a. emotion
El psicólogo aconsejó al paciente exteriorizar sus emociones.The psychologist advised his patient to show his emotions.
b. feeling
Las emociones son una parte muy íntima de cada persona.Feelings are a very intimate part of each individual.
2. (enthusiasm)
a. excitement
Siento una profunda emoción cuando pienso en que por fin conoceré a mi bebé.I feel great excitement when I think that I'm finally going to meet my baby.
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sentimiento(
sehn
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tee
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myehn
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (emotion)
a. feeling
Tengo el sentimiento de que no dije lo correcto.I have the feeling that I didn't say the right thing.
2. (great sadness)
a. sorrow
Con la voz llena de sentimiento, nos informó que había muerto nuestro abuelo.With a voice full of sorrow, he informed us that our grandfather had died.
sentimientos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (set of emotions)
a. feelings
Ya me has demostrado que no te importan mis sentimientos.You've already shown me that you don't care about my feelings.
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