"Hur känns det?"
Translation:How does it feel?
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känner sig is reflexive, it is about the feeling a person has, what someone feels like in
Jag känner mig glad – 'I feel happy' (I am experiencing this feeling)
känns is used for describing how something feels to someone else. Rummet känns kallt - 'The room feels cold' – it's not the room that experiences the feeling.
This is a deponent verb, read more about them here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6094592
I'm guessing it's the passive voice. It's not literally asking how "it" feels, it's asking how is it felt. For instance, let's say you're trying on a pair of shoes, and someone asks, "How do they feel?" The shoes aren't doing the feeling; the shoes are being felt. So it's really like they're asking, "How do you feel (with the shoes on)?"
Does that make sense? Of course, I could be wrong, but this is my guess. Confirmation from someone who knows would be good.