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  1. Nano Lakes's Avatar

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    Differences between feel and verb to be

    Hello

    I cannot understand the difference between feel and to be.
    For example:

    I feel exhausted , I am exhausted.
    I feel homesick, I am homesick.
    I feel tired, I am tired.

    Could I use verb to be instead of verb perseptions?

    I know that feel has to do with skin , but how I could understand the verb to be in these sentences
    Last edited by Nano Lakes; 27-Sep-2008 at 15:15. Reason: spelling


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    Re: Differences between feel and verb to be

    In this context, it means that I am experiencing this feeling. "I feel sick" - I have the sensation that I may be sick".

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    Re: Differences between feel and verb to be

    Quote Originally Posted by Nano Lakes View Post
    Hello

    I cannot understand the difference between feel and to be.
    For example:

    I feel exhausted , I am exhausted.
    I feel homesick, I am homesick.
    I feel tired, I am tired.

    Could I use verb to be instead of verb perseptions?

    I know that feel has to do with skin , but how I could understand the verb to be in these sentences
    "Feel" generally does not mean touching - tocar. Think more sentir

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