Can anyone explain which "provo" means "I feel" in this case when I have learnt it to me "I try". I know there are some words that do this but a little more info would be great :)
I'm not Italian, but Google Translate concurs. The main definition of provare is to try, but it can also mean "to feel." (Provare, just like in English, can also mean to taste, as in to try the food / provare il cibo.)
I'm curious to hear from a native speaker about how broadly provare means to feel. Is it just this particular idiomatic usage to have feelings for someone, or are there other contexts where provare is an appropriate alternative to sentire?
Provare is an appropriate alternative to sentire also with physical sensations i.e. provare/sentire freddo/caldo/stanchezza/dolore.
Duolingo regularly springs idioms on you without warning. It's a disgusting practice but what can you do.
Can someone explain to me why these translations coincidentally feel so personal!!?
Hahaha, I love that feature. It's like the course makers play various scenarios out deliberately in order to try and sometimes make it personal amid a bulk of non personal, even trivial, phrases. My favorite so far was something like "I didn't know you were married" (I can't remember the exact Italian phrase right now)
Provo = I feel
ancora = still
"I still feel something for her" is perhaps idiomatic. It means "I'm still slightly in love with her."
I hope that explains everything.