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"She feels alright."

Translation:她觉得不错。

December 6, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marchionesselle

So is 觉得 also for how someone feels? Because I remember learning in school that it was only how someone feels for a subject. Also what's the difference between 觉得 and the 感觉 given in the hovertext?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Keith_APP

Firstly, I want to discuss about the English sentence. Does "She feels alright." also mean "She feels that it is alright."? I am not native English speaker so I can't tell, but I doubt it.

觉得 and 感觉 can often be used interchangeably, but there is a subtle difference. Comparatively, 觉得 is more objective, assertive and determined, and 感觉 is more subjective and uncertain.

When we make a judgement we often would use 觉得, e.g. 我觉得他的书毫无价值/I think his book is worthless. 感觉 is not very suitable here, for the same reason that we tend not to say I feel his book is worthless. Such statement would appear very harsh and direct. In such case using 感觉 instead would make us more like an observer, e.g. 我感觉他的书没有什么价值/I feel that his book doesn't have much value.

(Why people keep giving down votes to questions wo a reason? Nobody can ask a question?)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabrielle145359

Keith, thanks for clarifying more! To answer your question: "She feels alright" does not mean "she feels that it is alright."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scrubb2000

"She feels alright" refers to her state of wellbeing. "She feels that it is alright" states her opinion about something (most likely an action for this particular phrase).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabrielle145359

I also would have used 感觉 here. I also did not know that 觉得 could be used without reference to a subject matter.

But, about the difference: 觉得 can mean "think" or "feel." 感觉 is more squarely "feel." I don't think it can mean "think" (ei, it's emotions and perceptions, not logic).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexZhang815693

The translation is slightly off for me.

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