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How to conjugate Sentir in Spanish

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Introduction

Sentir is the Spanish verb for to feel. It is an irregular verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 16 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishSpanishEnglish
Infinitivesentirto feel
Past participlesentidofelt
Gerundsintiendofeeling

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Indicative Tenses of Sentir

Sentir in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of sentir is used to talk about situations, events or thoughts that are happening now or in the near future. It is also used to talk about facts and truths. For example, "siento", meaning "I feel".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosientoI feel
sientesyou feel
Ella / Él / Ustedsientes/he feel, you (formal) feel
Nosotras / Nosotrossentimoswe feel
Vosotras / Vosotrossentísyou (plural) feel
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessiententhey feel, you (plural formal) feel
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Sentir in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of sentir is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "sentí", meaning "I felt".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosentíI felt
sentisteyou felt
Ella / Él / Ustedsintiós/he felt, you (formal) felt
Nosotras / Nosotrossentimoswe felt
Vosotras / Vosotrossentisteisyou (plural) felt
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessintieronthey felt, you (plural formal) felt
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Sentir in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of sentir is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "sentía", meaning "I used to feel".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosentíaI used to feel
sentíasyou used to feel
Ella / Él / Ustedsentías/he used to feel, you (formal) used to feel
Nosotras / Nosotrossentíamoswe used to feel
Vosotras / Vosotrossentíaisyou (plural) used to feel
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessentíanthey used to feel, you (plural formal) used to feel
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Sentir in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of sentir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "sentiré", meaning "I will feel".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosentiréI will feel
sentirásyou will feel
Ella / Él / Ustedsentirás/he will feel, you (formal) will feel
Nosotras / Nosotrossentiremoswe will feel
Vosotras / Vosotrossentiréisyou (plural) will feel
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessentiránthey will feel, you (plural formal) will feel
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Sentir in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of sentir is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "sentiría", meaning "I would feel".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosentiríaI would feel
sentiríasyou would feel
Ella / Él / Ustedsentirías/he would feel, you (formal) would feel
Nosotras / Nosotrossentiríamoswe would feel
Vosotras / Vosotrossentiríaisyou (plural) would feel
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessentiríanthey would feel, you (plural formal) would feel
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Sentir in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of sentir is used to describe actions that started recently (in the past) and are still happening now or things that have been done recently. For example, "he sentido", meaning "I have felt".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe sentidoI have felt
has sentidoyou have felt
Ella / Él / Ustedha sentidos/he has felt, you (formal) have felt
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos sentidowe have felt
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis sentidoyou (plural) have felt
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan sentidothey have felt, you (plural formal) have felt
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Sentir in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of sentir is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había sentido", meaning "I had felt".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía sentidoI had felt
habías sentidoyou had felt
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía sentidos/he had felt, you (formal) had felt
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos sentidowe had felt
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais sentidoyou (plural) had felt
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían sentidothey had felt, you (plural formal) had felt
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Sentir in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of sentir is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré sentido", meaning "I will have felt".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré sentidoI will have felt
habrás sentidoyou will have felt
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá sentidos/he will have felt, you (formal) will have felt
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos sentidowe will have felt
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis sentidoyou (plural) will have felt
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán sentidothey will have felt, you (plural formal) will have felt
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Sentir in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of sentir is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría sentido", meaning "I would have felt".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría sentidoI would have felt
habrías sentidoyou would have felt
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría sentidos/he would have felt, you (formal) would have felt
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos sentidowe would have felt
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais sentidoyou (plural) would have felt
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían sentidothey would have felt, you (plural formal) would have felt
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Subjunctive Tenses of Sentir

Sentir in the Subjunctive Present

The Subjunctive Present is used to talk about situations of uncertainty, or emotions such as wishes, desires and hopes. It differs from the indicative mood due to the uncertainty of the events which are being spoken about. For example, "sienta", meaning "I feel".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosientaI feel
sientasyou feel
Ella / Él / Ustedsientas/he feel, you (formal) feel
Nosotras / Nosotrossintamoswe feel
Vosotras / Vosotrossintáisyou (plural) feel
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessientanthey feel, you (plural formal) feel
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Sentir in the Subjunctive Imperfect

The Subjunctive Imperfect is used to speak about unlikely or uncertain events in the past or to cast an opinion (emotional) about something that happened in the past. For example, "sintiera", meaning "I felt".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosintieraI felt
sintierasyou felt
Ella / Él / Ustedsintieras/he felt, you (formal) felt
Nosotras / Nosotrossintiéramoswe felt
Vosotras / Vosotrossintieraisyou (plural) felt
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessintieranthey felt, you (plural formal) felt
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Sentir in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used For example, "sintiere", meaning "I will feel".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YosintiereI will feel
sintieresyou will feel
Ella / Él / Ustedsintieres/he will feel, you (formal) will feel
Nosotras / Nosotrossintiéremoswe will feel
Vosotras / Vosotrossintiereisyou (plural) will feel
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessintierenthey will feel, you (plural formal) will feel
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Sentir in the Subjunctive Present Perfect

The Subjunctive Present Perfect is used to describe past actions or events that are still connected to the present day and to speak about an action that will have happened by a certain time in the future. For example, "haya sentido", meaning "I have felt".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya sentidoI have felt
hayas sentidoyou have felt
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya sentidos/he has felt, you (formal) have felt
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos sentidowe have felt
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis sentidoyou (plural) have felt
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan sentidothey have felt, you (plural formal) have felt
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Sentir in the Subjunctive Past Perfect

The Subjunctive Past Perfect is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that occurred before other actions/events in the past. For example, "hubiera sentido", meaning "I had felt".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera sentidoI had felt
hubieras sentidoyou had felt
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera sentidos/he had felt, you (formal) had felt
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos sentidowe had felt
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais sentidoyou (plural) had felt
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran sentidothey had felt, you (plural formal) had felt
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Sentir in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used For example, "hubiere sentido", meaning "I will have felt".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere sentidoI will have felt
hubieres sentidoyou will have felt
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere sentidos/he will have felt, you (formal) will have felt
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos sentidowe will have felt
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis sentidoyou (plural) will have felt
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren sentidothey will have felt, you (plural formal) will have felt
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Imperative Tenses of Sentir

Sentir in the Imperative Affirmative

The Imperative Affirmative is used to give orders and commands, to tell someone to do something. For example, "sienta", meaning "(to you formal) feel!".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
siente(to you) feel!
Ella / Él / Ustedsienta(to you formal) feel!
Nosotras / Nosotrossintamos(to we) feel!
Vosotras / Vosotrossentid(to you plural) feel!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedessientan(to you plural formal) feel!
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Sentir in the Imperative Negative

The Imperative Negative is used to give orders and commands, telling someone not to do something. For example, "no sienta", meaning "(to you formal) don't feel!".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no sientas(to you) don't feel!
Ella / Él / Ustedno sienta(to you formal) don't feel!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno sintamos(to we) don't feel!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno sintáis(to you plural) don't feel!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno sientan(to you plural formal) don't feel!
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Example sentences and usage

  • Por alguna razón, me siento más vivo por la noche. For some reason I feel more alive at night.
  • Lo siento, no puedo quedarme mucho tiempo. I'm sorry, I can't stay long.
  • No me siento bien. I don't feel well.
  • Hay días en que siento que mi cerebro me quiere abandonar. There are days where I feel like my brain wants to abandon me.
  • Siento que soy libre. I feel that I am free.
  • Lo siento, no tengo suelto. I'm sorry, I don't have change.
  • Lo siento por ti. I feel for you.
  • Puedo imaginar cómo te sentiste. I can imagine how you felt.
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