Quick answer
"Look forward to" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "tener muchas ganas de", and "feel like" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "tener ganas de". Learn more about the difference between "look forward to" and "feel like" below.
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to await eagerly)
a. tener muchas ganas de
I'm looking forward to meeting you in person.Tengo muchas ganas de conocerte en persona.
b. estar deseando
I'm looking forward to seeing the new movie on Friday.Estoy deseando ver la nueva película viernes.
c. esperar
Thank you for such a wonderful time. I look forward to being able to see you again.Gracias por este rato tan agradable. Espero poder volver a verte.
d. desear
My cousins are looking forward to Christmas to see all the presents they'll receive.Mis primos desean la llegada de la Navidad para ver todos los regalos que recibirán.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(in letters)
a. quedar a la espera
Thank you for considering my application, and I look forward to your reply.Gracias por considerar mi solicitud. Quedo a la espera de su respuesta.
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feel like
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to want to)
a. tener ganas de
I feel like going to the movies.Tengo ganas de ir al cine.
b. apetecer
I feel like a salad.Me apetece una ensalada.
2. (to feel similar to)
a. sentir como
I have a terrible headache. I feel like it's in a vice.Tengo un terrible dolor de cabeza. Siento como si estuviera en un torno de banco.
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