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    Howdy,

    I have a question.

    Please, could any native speaker answer this one 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

    Ademilson

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    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

    Ademilson

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdeExpress View Post
    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

    Ademilson
    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.

    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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