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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).
feminine noun
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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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
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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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