Re: Phrasal verbs
Hi Native Speakers,
How's it going??
I have a question.
Please, could anybody answer this question to me?
What does this phrasal verb mean exactly?...
" I feel like a cold beer. "
" I'm feeling like a cold beer. "
Do they have difference??? Do they mean.... "I want a cold beer...or I feel like one." (I'm a cold beer..)
Thanks a lot
Re: Phrasal verbs
Interesting. Although "like" is listed as a preposition, I could not find "feel like" on any list of phrasal verbs, and I have to say I don't think of it as one.
Originally Posted by AdeExpress
However, as far as meaning goes, it usually means either "I would like to have..." or "I feel as if I am...", depending on what comes next. It's about context.
I feel like a cold beer = I want a cold beer
I feel like an old man = I feel as if I am an old man.
We don't generally say "I'm feeling like a cold beer". The common phrase is simply "I feel like [having]..."
In my family, there is a very popular "joke", or at least a "pun". Whenever someone says "I feel like a..." someone will say "I'll see if I can find you one". This of course makes perfect sense if the first person says "I feel like a cup of a coffee" or "I feel like a cold beer". However, if the first person actually says "I feel like an old man", it's rather amusing when somone then replies "I'll see if I can find one for you!"
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