sensible
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sensible(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (reasonable)
a. sensato (person)
Be sensible and think twice before quitting your job.Sé sensato y piénsalo bien antes de dimitir de tu trabajo.
b. prudente (idea)
If you are going to drink, it is sensible to take a taxi home.Si vas a beber, es prudente tomar un taxi a casa.
c. razonable (price)
You can buy this car at a sensible price because it's used.Puedes comprar este coche a un precio razonable porque es de segunda mano.
2. (practical)
a. práctico
The students will need to wear sensible footwear and a hat for the hike.Los alumnos tendrán que llevar calzado práctico y un gorro para la caminata.
3. (detectable)
a. apreciable
In a sensible effort to win more votes, the presidential candidate promised to reduce taxes.En un apreciable esfuerzo por ganar más votos, el candidato presidencial prometió bajar los impuestos.
b. perceptible
The father, with sensible reluctance, accepted the engagement of his daughter.El padre, con desgana perceptible, aceptó el compromiso de su hija.
4. (aware; used with "of")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
At the golf club, we are sensible of every amenity a member could want.En el club de golf, tenemos en cuenta cualquier servicio que un miembro pudiera querer.
The government is sensible of the unemployment issue, and is working on a new jobs bill.El gobierno es consciente del problema del desempleo y está trabajando en una nueva ley de empleo.
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sensible
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (rational; person, decision)
a. sensato(a)
the sensible thing to dolo sensato, lo que tiene sentido (hacer)
2. (practical; clothes, shoes)
a. práctico(a)
3. (formal)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(aware)
to be sensible of somethingser consciente de algo
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sensible [ˈsensəbl]
adjective
1 (having good sense) sensato
she's a very sensible girl es una chica muy sensata; be sensible! ¡sé sensato!; it would be sensible to check first lo más sensato sería comprobarlo antes
2 (reasonable) [+act] prudente; [+decision, choice] lógico; [+clothing, shoes] práctico
that is very sensible of you en eso haces muy bien; me parece muy lógico; try to be sensible about it procura ser razonable
3 (appreciable) apreciable; perceptible
4 (aware)
to be sensible of ser consciente de; darse cuenta de; I am sensible of the honour you do me soy consciente del honor que se me hace
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sensible
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
sensible(
sehn
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see
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bleh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (emotional)
a. sensitive
No seas muy dura con él; es un chico muy sensible.Don't be too hard on him; he's a very sensitive boy.
2. (responsive)
a. sensitive
El doctor me recomendó que usara un champú especial para cueros cabelludos sensibles.The doctor recommended that I use a special shampoo for sensitive scalps.
3. (perceptive)
a. sensitive
El nuevo papa es sensible a los problemas de los pobres.The new Pope is sensitive to the problems of the poor.
4. (evident)
a. appreciable
Una exposición prolongada a ruidos fuertes puede causar una sensible pérdida del oído.Extended exposure to loud noises can cause an appreciable loss of hearing.
b. noticeable
Sufrió un sensible cambio cuando su hermano murió en un accidente de coche el año pasado.She underwent a noticeable change when her brother died in a car accident last year.
5. (devices)
a. sensitive
La alarma de mi coche es muy sensible, ¡incluso un trueno puede dispararla!My car alarm is very sensitive; even thunder can set it off!
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
6. (music)
a. leading note
Para conseguir modular a una clave relativa, baja la sensible de una melodía.To achieve modulation of a relative key, lower the leading note of a melody.
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sensible
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (en general)
a. sensitive
2. (evidente)
a. noticeable
pérdidas sensiblessignificant losses
mostrar una sensible mejoríato show a noticeable improvement
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sensible
adjective
1 (al dolor, al frío) sensitive
tiene la piel muy sensible she has very sensitive skin; sensible a algo sensitive to sth; es muy sensible a los cambios de temperatura it's very sensitive to changes in temperature; los seres sensibles sentient beings
2 (impresionable) sensitive;a to
es muy sensible y llora con facilidad he is very sensitive and cries easily
3 (perceptivo)
sensible a algo sensitive to sth; es muy sensible a los problemas de la población he is very sensitive to people's problems; Ana es muy sensible al arte Ana has an artistic sensitivity
4 (evidente) [+cambio, diferencia] appreciable; noticeable; [+pérdida] considerable
una sensible mejoría a noticeable improvement
5 (Técnica) sensitive;a to; (Fotografía) sensitive
un aparato muy sensible a very sensitive piece of equipment; una placa sensible a la luz a light-sensitive plate
6 (capaz)
sensible de capable of; sensible de mejora capable of improvement
(Música) leading note
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