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    What do you feel?

    Does 1 have a similar meaning to 2 or are the two totally different?

    1. What do you feel?

    2. How do you feel?

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    Re: What do you feel?

    No. I think they have different meaning.
    1. Shows what you feel in exact situation you're now.
    2. Shows how do you feel in general. How your soul and heart feel.

    Probably I'm making mistakes, but I think so...

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    Re: What do you feel?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does 1 have a similar meaning to 2 or are the two totally different?

    1. What do you feel?
    2. How do you feel?
    They are different. I think you're at a level where you could make a few attempts yourself.
    Now that you know they are different, can you think of a few example of how they are?

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    Re: What do you feel?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does 1 have a similar meaning to 2 or are the two totally different?

    1. What do you feel?
    2. How do you feel?


    Generally you would never ask someone "what do you feel?". I can think of a few situations that would be appropriate:

    1. Asking for someone's feelings regarding a serious situation.

    A - "I have been fired, my wife is very angry"
    B - " what do you feel?"

    2. If someone is literally feeling something with their hands.

    A-" what do you feel?"
    B - " I feel something sticky!"



    What does anybody else think?

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    Re: What do you feel?

    Raymott suggested that we give keannu a chance to make a few attempts.

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    Re: What do you feel?

    There was little explanation for the difference, so what I can just assume is like this.
    1, Your friend, who worked so hard to pass the test, unfortunately failed the bar exam despite his great effort. You, sluggard, what do you feel?
    2. You finally passed the exam after long years of effort, how do you feel?

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    Re: What do you feel?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    There was little explanation for the difference, so what I can just assume is like this.
    1, Your friend, who worked so hard to pass the test, unfortunately failed the bar exam despite his great effort. You, sluggard, what do you feel?
    2. You finally passed the exam after long years of effort, how do you feel?
    No, "How do you feel?" is what people say for both of the above. It's an open invitation to say anything you like about how you are feeling. (And more specifically, it has nothing to do with whether you've passed or failed something.) You can say "How do you feel?" if someone's been ill, or if they have had a disappointment, or a success. You use it in the sense of "How are you?"

    "What do you feel" is much less common. It's more specific. For example, a psychologist might say, "What do you feel - anger, frustration, jealousy?" The advice in post #2 is correct. You probably won't need to use it.

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