Freeform Writing Exercise B1
Just to add to Chris' answer, no, you cannot say
je me ressentais un peu mieux
which uses the verb se sentir ( to feel).
Ressentir is transitive so you will have an object as in
In the case of douleur you can use both ressentir and sentir for to have a pain or to feel a pain.
Hope this helps
Sentir can mean the action of smelling and to feel in a concrete way, trough your senses, or your current emotional/physical status.
Tu sens la rose, tu sens bon, je me sens fatigué, je me sens heureux.
Ressentir is to feel but in an abstract way : a sentiment, an emotion, something that involves less your actual senses. It’s especially true for love : you would never say you would “sentir” love.
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