Quick answer
"Feel" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "sentir", and "have" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "tener". Learn more about the difference between "feel" and "have" 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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have(
hahv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to possess)
a. tener
My parents have a home, a car, and three beautiful children.Mis padres tienen una casa, un carro y tres hijos bellos.
2. (to suffer)
a. tener
How do I know if my child has an infection?¿Cómo sé si mi hijo tiene una infección?
3. (to experience)
a. pasar
I had the worst time trying to quit smoking.Lo pasé muy mal cuando estaba tratando de dejar de fumar.
b. vivir
We've had some difficult times over the last few years.Vivimos unos momentos difíciles en los últimos años.
4. (to consume)
a. tomar
I would like to have mashed potatoes with my steak.Me gustaría tomar puré de patatas con el filete.
5. (to receive)
a. recibir
We had a lot of presents last Christmas.Recibimos muchos regalos las Navidades pasadas.
6. (to give birth to)
a. tener
My college roommate had a baby last week.Mi compañera de cuarto de la universidad tuvo un bebé la semana pasada.
7. (to allow)
a. permitir
I won't have this mess under my roof!¡No permitiré este caos bajo mi techo!
8. (causative use)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I had my car washed at the weekend.Llevé el coche a lavar el fin de semana.
I had my shirt cleaned at the laundry.Me lavaron la camisa en la lavandería.
9. (used to wish someone something)
a. que (in interjections)
Have a great time at the party!¡Que lo pases muy bien en la fiesta!
An auxiliary verb, or helper verb, is a conjugated verb that comes before a main verb and determines the main verb's tense, mood, or aspect (e.g. I have gone.).
10. (used in perfect tenses)
a. haber
You haven't been here before.No has estado aquí antes.
11. (to be obliged to)
a. tener que
I have to go to work tomorrow.Tengo que ir al trabajo mañana.
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