I came across a sentence in a book I was reading and it said,
no se sienten ganas de beber"
I understand "ganas" as a noun meaning that they are stating they do not have the "desire" to drink I think.
Why is sentirse used instead of sentir when "ganas" is the direct object?
I'd have to see the context, but I can only guess that the writer is using it as a passive "se" sentence -this is when you mean in general "people/ you in general" don't feel any desire to drink (for whatever reason...), or as an impersonal sentence meaning "one doesn't feel desire to drink"
We have a lesson explaining this use of "se" with verbs:
I guess it is because they were feeling like doing something. As this lesson says, sentirse is used when talking about ¨how¨ one feels rather ´what´they feel.
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