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"Emociones" is a form of "emocionar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to move". "Sentimientos" is a plural noun which is often translated as "feelings". Learn more about the difference between "emociones" and "sentimientos" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to touch)
a. to move
Los sentimientos que expresa su música emocionan profundamente al público.The feelings expressed in his music move audiences deeply.
2. (to stimulate)
a. to thrill
La nueva montaña rusa emocionó e hizo gritar a las personas que se subieron.The new roller coaster thrilled the people who rode it and made them scream.
b. to excite
Las películas de miedo tienen el objetivo de emocionar y asustar a la audiencia.Scary movies have the purpose of exciting and scaring audiences.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to be touched)
a. to be moved
Ella se emocionó mucho con el final triste del libro y no pudo contener el llanto.She was very moved by the sad ending of the book, and couldn't help crying.
4. (to be stimulated)
a. to get excited
Los niños se emocionaron y gritaron viendo la persecución de coches en la película.The kids got excited and screamed watching the car chase in the movie.
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (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.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (emotion)
a. feeling
Tengo el sentimiento de que no dije lo correcto.I have the feeling that I didn't say the right thing.
3. (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.
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