Quick answer
"Feeling" is a noun which is often translated as "el sentimiento", and "sensation" is a noun which is often translated as "la sensación". Learn more about the difference between "feeling" and "sensation" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (emotion)
a. el sentimiento
(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).
A feeling of despair invaded us.Un sentimiento de desesperanza nos invadió.
2. (passion)
a. el sentimiento
(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 sings that aria with a lot of feeling.Canta esa aria con mucho sentimiento.
3. (impression)
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).
I have the feeling that something is going wrong.Tengo la sensación de que algo va mal.
4. (physical)
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).
The dizzy feeling was increasing.La sensación de mareo iba en aumento.
b. la sensibilidad
(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).
After the surgery, I lost feeling on the right side of my face.Tras la operación, perdí la sensibilidad del lado derecho de la cara.
5. (appreciation)
a. la sensibilidad
(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).
She has no feeling whatsoever for music.No tiene sensibilidad alguna para la música.
6. (opinion)
a. la opinión
(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).
I'd like to know your feeling on the subject.Me gustaría conocer tu opinión sobre el asunto.
feelings
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (set of emotions)
a. los sentimientos
(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).
You really hurt my feelings.Me heriste mucho los sentimientos.
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sensation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physical feeling)
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).
This cream provides a cooling sensation for sore muscles.Esta crema crea una sensación refrescante para los músculos adoloridos.
2. (impression)
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).
As I read the letter, I had the strangest sensation that I'd already read it before.A medida que leía la carta, tuve la extraña sensación de que ya la había leído antes.
3. (ability to feel)
a. la sensibilidad
(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).
I started losing sensation in my hand after chopping a dozen onions.Empecé a perder la sensibilidad en la mano después de cortar una docena de cebollas.
4. (popular person)
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).
The singer has been the sensation of the operatic season.La cantante ha sido la sensación de la temporada operística.
5. (commotion)
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).
The president's unexpected announcement caused a sensation.El anuncio inesperado del presidente causó sensación.
b. el furor
(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).
Bell-bottoms caused a sensation in the seventies.Los pantalones de campana hicieron furor en los setenta.
6. (success)
a. el éxito
(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).
Her newest movie has been a big sensation.Su última película ha sido un gran éxito.
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