How to Say You ‘Have a Feeling’ in Spanish

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Hey, this is Joel from In this lesson, I want to talk about how you can say that you have a feeling in Spanish.

Now you can use the verb “presentir.’ It’s an –ir verb and it means “to have a feeling.” And don’t get it confused with the –ar verb “presentar” which means “to present.”

And you can also use the expression “tener un presentimiento” which means to have a feeling. Or, “tener el presentimiento” which means to have the feeling. So it’s just like in English. You can say, “I have a feeling” or “I have the feeling.”

And in this context, a synonym for “presentimiento” is “corazonada.” So you could also say, “Tengo una corazonada” – I have a feeling.

Alright, now I’m going to give you some examples. The first two examples will be with “tener el presentimiento” and the second two will be with the verb “presentir.”

“Tengo el presentimiento que ya lo vi antes” – “I have the feeling that I already saw him before”

“Tengo un presentimiento, algo bueno me va a pasar hoy” – “I have a feeling something good is going to happen to me today”

Alright, now these next two will be with the verb “presentir.” “Presiento que vamos a llegar tarde” – “I have a feeling that we’re going to arrive late” “¿Presentías que algo pasaba?” – “Did you have a feeling that something was happening?” Alright, also remember that you can use the word “corazonada” as well, as a synonym for “presentimiento.”

Well I hope that this lesson was helpful and that you can start using this in your Spanish conversations. Don’t forget, for more lessons, my mp3 conversational course for download, and of course native Spanish speakers who you can practice your Spanish with. Alright, thanks for watching.

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