Quick answer
"Feel" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "sentir", and "taste" is a noun which is often translated as "el sabor". Learn more about the difference between "feel" and "taste" below.
feel(
fil
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to perceive)
a. sentir
He can't feel his legs after the accident.Después del accidente, no siente las piernas.
2. (to sense with hands)
a. tocar
I felt the mug to see if it was warm enough.Toqué la taza para ver si estaba suficientemente caliente.
b. palpar
I felt the floor looking for my keys.Palpé el suelo en busca de mis llaves.
3. (to experience emotionally)
a. sentir
I felt something special for him.Sentí algo especial por él.
4. (to think)
a. creer
I feel that you should apologize to her.Creo que deberías pedirle disculpas.
b. considerar
I feel that having free access to the internet is a basic necessity.Considero que tener acceso gratuito al internet es un derecho básico.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to physically perceive)
a. sentirse
I feel energized after a good run.Me siento lleno de energía después de una buena corrida.
b. encontrarse
I am feeling sore after the workout.Me encuentro adolorida después del entrenamiento.
6. (to mentally perceive)
a. sentirse
I felt terribly sad when I knew he had died.Me sentí tristísima cuando supe que había muerto.
7. (to have an opinion)
a. opinar
How do you feel about the new schedule?¿Qué opinas del nuevo horario?
8. (to want to; used with "like")
a. apetecer
Do you feel like going to the theater?¿Te apetece ir al teatro?
b. tener ganas de
I don't feel like watching a movie tonight.No tengo ganas de ver una película esta noche.
c. antojarse
Do you feel like having pizza for lunch?¿Se te antoja almorzar una pizza?
9. (to seem)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Her wedding dress felt like silk.Su vestido de novia parecía seda al tacto.
The mug felt hot when I took it out of the microwave.La taza estaba caliente cuando la saqué del microondas.
10. (to search with hands)
a. buscar a tientas
I felt for my ring under the sofa.Busqué a tientas mi anillo bajo el sofá.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
11. (sensation)
a. la sensación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My son loves the feel of warm water while taking a bath.A mi hijo le encanta la sensación del agua caliente cuando se baña.
b. el tacto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The feel of the velvet is really soft.El tacto del terciopelo es verdaderamente suave.
12. (act of feeling)
a. tocar
Your fur coat looks very soft. Let me have a feel.Tu abrigo de piel parece muy suave. Déjame tocarlo.
13. (impression)
a. el ambiente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The house offered a welcoming feel thanks to its comfy furniture.La casa tenía un ambiente acogedor gracias a sus muebles cómodos.
b. el aspecto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Our room hotel was very small and had an untidy feel.Nuestra habitación de hotel era muy pequeña y tenía un aspecto desordenado.
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taste(
teyst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (flavor)
a. el sabor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't like the taste of green grapes.No me gusta el sabor de las uvas verdes.
This cheese has a very strong taste.Este queso tiene un sabor muy fuerte.
b. el gusto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He felt the taste of blood in his mouth.Sintió un gusto a sangre en la boca.
2. (sense)
a. el gusto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Taste is one of the five senses.El gusto es uno de los cinco sentidos.
3. (sample)
a. la prueba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Let me have a taste of the cake.Dame una prueba del pastel.
b. la muestra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The outdoor activity gave the prisoners a taste of freedom.La actividad al aire libre les dio a los prisioneros una muestra de lo que es estar en libertad.
4. (liking)
a. el gusto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Since the trip, she has developed a taste for classical music.Desde el viaje, le tomó el gusto a la música clásica.
5. (discernment)
a. el gusto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His jokes were in poor taste.Contaba chistes de mal gusto.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to try)
a. probar
You have to taste this ice cream.Tienes que probar este helado.
b. catar (wine)
We went to the vineyard to taste different kinds of wine.Fuimos al viñedo a catar diferentes tipos de vino.
c. degustar (food)
There's a stand in the supermarket where you can taste different cheeses.En el supermercado hay un puesto donde puedes degustar diferentes quesos.
7. (to discern the flavor of)
a. notar el sabor
Can you taste the brandy in it?¿Le notas el sabor a coñac?
8. (to eat)
a. probar
He hadn't tasted food in three days.Llevaba tres días sin probar bocado.
b. comer
I've never tasted bison meat but I hear it's good.Nunca he comido la carne de bisonte pero me dicen que es rico.
9. (to experience)
a. disfrutar de
Once she had tasted independence, she never went back.Una vez que había disfrutado de la independencia, ya no volvió.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (to have a flavor)
a. saber
Everything you cook tastes delicious.Todo lo que cocinas sabe delicioso.
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