Translation of sense in Spanish:


sentido, n.

Pronunciation /sɛns//sɛns/


  • 1

    • 1.1(physical faculty)

      sentido masculine
      (impressions/data) (before noun) sensorial
      the sense of hearing/smell/taste/touch el (sentido del) oído/olfato/gusto/tacto
      • the sense of sight (el sentido de) la vista
      • Combined with good hearing and a sense of smell, human eyesight can be used to penetrate darkness.
      • Nevertheless, the senses of smell, taste, and touch have not been neglected.
      • They have keen hearing and good senses of vision and smell.
      • Children begin to learn about their world by using their senses; touching, tasting, smelling, listening and looking.
      • This means that it has strong senses of smell and hearing.
      • They were doing this with their hands in the dark with just a flashlight, and just using their senses of touch, smell and sight.
      • He relies first on smell, then on taste; his sense of touch comes last.
      • He still has back problems and has lost the senses of smell and taste, but has returned to college.
      • The wall will include different pieces of artwork to stimulate various senses including touch, smell, sight and sound.
      • Claudia pretended that she was blind and had to depend upon her senses of hearing, touch and smell.
      • Sensory evaluation is analysis of product attributes perceived by the human senses of smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing.
      • But is it true what people say about the acuteness of senses of smell and taste being linked?
      • We use our senses of sight, smell, hearing, and of course then we filter it through the psychological baggage we all carry around.
      • It is through our senses - sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch - that we perceive the world around us.
      • His hearing was affected, and he had lost his sense of taste and smell.
      • Get a sinus infection, or something head-cold related that muffles your senses of taste and smell for at least two weeks.
      • Remaining motionless seems to enable elephants to focus their keen senses of smell and hearing on unfamiliar noises and odors in the air.
      • The pure process of cycling undoubtedly brings about a much closer relationship with the countryside, and sharpens one's senses of hearing and smell.
      • Crocodilians' senses of smell, sight, and hearing are well developed.
      • There are two primary forms of chemoreceptors: gustatory and olfactory, which are responsible for the senses of taste and smell.

    • 1.2senses plural(rational state)

      no one in his (right) senses would do something like that una persona en su (sano) juicio / en sus cabales no haría una cosa así
      • when I came to my senses, I found myself in hospital cuando recobré el conocimiento / volví en mí, me di cuenta de que estaba en un hospital

  • 2

    • 2.1(impression)

      sensación feminine
      the mirror gives the room a sense of space el espejo le da una sensación de espacio / de amplitud a la habitación
      • I felt a sense of belonging/betrayal me sentí aceptado/traicionado
      • she has an exaggerated sense of her own importance se cree más importante de lo que es
      • Now I'm no fan of fast food, but food with a sense of urgency would be nice.
      • An increased presence will boost the sense of security and encourage more people to use central Bradford.
      • Sporting occasions often don't count, as noisy tribal loyalties get in the way of a general sense of well-being.
      • I recognize the downsides of a sense of urgency, but I think that they can be managed.
      • Schlosberg's passionate rallying call pervades each song with a sense of urgency and zeal so often missed from other bands.
      • But mention the impending transfer deadline and the banalities are overwhelmed by his sense of urgency.
      • To explain why, we have to look at the more general sense of pessimism and distrust about science and innovation.
      • I guess that came from the pressure of deadlines, budget cuts, lay-offs and general sense of doom.
      • It was that sense of general fabulousness that got us all so excited when the award was announced.
      • Lorraine waved her arms in a manner clearly designed to instill a sense of urgency in the observer.
      • So I wanted to share some sense of what the campaign looks like to me right now.
      • Now that it is back in US control, combined with the one-year hiatus, the sense of urgency has been diluted.
      • Therefore, there is a greater sense of urgency to forge ahead with deals.
      • There's a sense of urgency on every single point, on every shot, and it's an incredible challenge.
      • When they discover a local death a new sense of purpose enters into the business of the day.
      • Whether or not there is a rational basis for their sense of humiliation is irrelevant.
      • What he has brought is a sense of urgency and ambition that has helped maintain a sharp focus.
      • It suggests a sense of urgency and excitement, as do some of the hand-written articles in here.
      • People lose their sense of reasonableness, they try to push in the ranks, try to get in taxis they shouldn't, and kick doors.
      • Sometimes I think people lose all sense of reason when it comes to getting their hands on that magical half-price offer.

    • 2.2(awareness)

      sentido masculine
      sense of direction/rhythm/color sentido de la orientación/del ritmo/del color
      • she has a good sense of balance tiene mucho equilibrio
      • the Irish have a strong sense of history los irlandeses tienen un arraigado sentido de la historia
      • she has no sense of fear no sabe lo que es el miedo
      • she has no sense of decency no tiene vergüenza
      • I lost all sense of time perdí completamente la noción del tiempo
      • sense of humor sentido del humor
      • she has a great sense of fun sabe verle el lado divertido a las cosas
      • his lack of business sense su falta de visión para los negocios
      • It gave her an inflated sense of importance, and for a moment, she forgot her troubles.
      • Humour's your best medicine at present, and a sense of the absurd your saving grace.
      • He was devoted to his family and was a man with a fine sense of place who was well focussed on the important things in life.
      • Many of her poems and hymns capture her sense of the presence of God.
      • Thus was Hollywood given the maniacal sense of its own importance that will continue to inflate until the crack of doom.
      • A powerful, quiet presence brings a reassuring sense of order and peace to a coming relationship.
      • The game is physical and visceral, and we were amazed at just how clearly a sense of presence in time and space was communicated.
      • And sometimes national coaches possess a deluded sense of their own importance.
      • I take this situation with a sense of irony, it's like a bad joke.
      • There are times when one gets a sense of being present at the making of history.
      • She gained a sense of the importance of the work from her mother's commitment to it.
      • We are looking for a reporter with a keen news sense and a strong awareness of the issues of importance to our readers.
      • We have lost a general sense of purpose that a knowledge of our ancestors gives us.
      • That album was bloated, overblown and stuffed full of guitar solos and a misplaced sense of its own importance.
      • I therefore approach this case with a keen sense of its importance.
      • From the very first, there was a sense of importance about the venture.
      • His sense of timing and presentation was a delight to watch and it made magic much more interesting.
      • She has stage presence and a keen sense of the absurd, particularly in the political realm.
      • It gave us all a sense of involvement and importance that electronic voting will never give us.
      • I think that they still have a tremendous sense of the importance of tradition and of duty.

  • 3

    • 3.1common sense

      sentido común masculine
      use a bit of sense! usa la cabeza / tu sentido común
      • have you no sense? ¿eres tonto o qué?
      • she had the (good) sense to leave her phone number tuvo la sensatez / el tino de dejar su número de teléfono
      • he didn't have the sense to tell me no tuvo el tino de avisarme
      • I have more sense than to contradict my boss no soy tan tonto como para contradecir a mi jefe
      • the new Minister talks a lot of sense el nuevo ministro dice muchas cosas sensatas
      • you haven't got the sense you were born with no tienes ni pizca de sentido común

    • 3.2(point, value)

      sentido masculine
      there's not much sense in doing it again no tiene mucho sentido volver a hacerlo
      • what's the sense of staying at home? ¿qué sentido tiene quedarse en casa?
      • He points out that remortgaging can make sense from an inheritance tax standpoint.
      • If we suffer for no reason, if we can find no sense, no reason to our suffering, it makes us crazy.
      • It made economic sense, and it made sense to invest social capital in youth, he said.
      • Alas, all of what you're saying makes rational sense, but I think it may be totally beside the point.
      • It makes it difficult for City fans to stomach at the moment but in every sense young Hogg's departure made sense.
      • If the reasons make no sense and are without foundation then I should so rule.
      • The latter was an example of overreach that made no sense from an American standpoint.
      • Making money and making sense at the same time.
      • To say one can have a strong state makes no sense in this context.
      • Unfortunately, myself and the board are charged with making rational sense of all this.
      • Of course, that was ridiculous, but to her nothing made much rational sense.
      • In detective fiction, everything ends up making sense.
      • Ethical living is promoted not because it makes rational sense, but because it offers a guide for personal behaviour.
      • If you are concerned this may be a possibility it makes sense to stick with your existing company.
      • Yet, with so little making sense at the moment, such mad ramblings become more potent.
      • Her mind became a blur; nothing was making sense at that moment.
      • In other words, religion is our way of making sense out of nonsense, necessary precisely because life, in and of itself, may well be meaningless.
      • It does make sense the Vikings would have settled here because of the water.
      • If they will continue on that line, they will not be passing any law that has any rational sense.
      • Things were making sense: this must have been the ‘murder’ the girls were talking about - idle, mistaken gossip.

  • 4

    • 4.1(meaning)

      sentido masculine
      significado masculine
      in the true sense of the word en el verdadero sentido de la palabra
      • what is the sense of this sentence? ¿qué significa / cuál es el significado de esta oración?
      • the different senses of the word las distintas acepciones / los distintos significados de la palabra
      • in the figurative/literal sense of the word en el sentido figurado/literal de la palabra / del término
      • he is a professional in the full sense (of the term) es un profesional en toda la extensión de la palabra
      • As a result, this will likely be more of an explanation than a review in the strictest sense.
      • Dolly doesn't do proper jobs, at least not in any sense you'd readily recognize.
      • In a more general sense, the painting offers a meditation on the eternal and the ephemeral.
      • He did not think of these contributions as being in the strict sense philosophical.
      • Perhaps because this one trait would be so overwhelming that we wouldn't be able to see them in any other way, and would demand that the situation be resolved in both senses of the word dramatically.
      • This is a dictionary in the strict sense: none of the entries runs more than a few pages.
      • Animals do not have rights in the accepted sense of the word.
      • The defect remained a player, if I can use that expression in a causal sense, all the way through.
      • He is a knowledge worker in all senses of the word and carries a message everyone involved in best practise in education should hear.
      • We were in over our heads - in both senses of the expression.
      • The nature of Lloyd's is not governmental, even in the broad sense of that expression.
      • Indeed on the contrary, far from being purer, it is more comprehensive in every sense of that term.
      • Later cases were less scrupulous in applying the metaphor and it came to be used in a very general sense.
      • Some of the very best of today's specialist schools are comprehensive schools in this sense.
      • It comes as no surprise then to find that the expression has many different senses.
      • No, your Honour, nor is it being asked, in the legal sense, to interpret the agreement.
      • So many people today, not least those who blog, claim to be cynics, yet are not, in the strictest sense of the word.
      • It is also a statutory expression in the sense that it is used in section 40.
      • The definition of an ore, in the strictest sense, refers only to mineralized rocks that can be profitably mined.
      • By default, the relation is one of possession, in the strict sense of the word.

    • 4.2(aspect, way)

      in a sense they're both correct en cierto modo / sentido ambos tienen razón
      • they would be better off in many senses/in every sense if they stayed saldrían ganando en muchos aspectos/en todo sentido si se quedaran
      • it must in no sense be taken as the final offer no debe de ningún modo / de ninguna manera interpretarse como la oferta final

  • 5formal

    consenso de opinión masculine
    opinión general feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (be aware of)
    I sensed that they weren't very happy sentí / intuí que no estaban muy contentos
    • She could sense something strange about him but she couldn't put her finger on it.
    • Alarmingly, a kind of savage intelligence is quite apparent in them; McIntyre senses this too.
    • Her father sensed her fear and discomfort and drew her to one side.
    • But you sensed you couldn't talk about anything too personal.
    • I could sense his great urgency to unload what he had been through.
    • The crowd, sensing the presence of danger, death, and violence in that place and moment, responds accordingly.
    • She'd been sensing the growing attraction between Grace and her father for quite some time, and she always gave them every opportunity.
    • Then, perhaps sensing what I really want, he points to his window.
    • It came within 50 feet of me and stopped, sensing something wrong.
    • His father must have sensed it too, because he pulled away and turned around and left, pretty quickly.
    • She had been able to sense these things, but never been able to place a finger on anything.
    • The machinations of Booker juries are a smugly guarded secret, but one senses a good few compromises and second-bests here.
    • I just sensed something was wrong when I saw them high-tailing on back.
    • He says he can't do it any longer, but you sense his words belie his feelings.
    • If Lance senses the slightest hint of disloyalty or lack of dedication, you're gone.
    • She could sense something different in his eyes as he looked at her tonight.
    • Sensing my uneasiness, Keith slipped his arms away from around my waist.
    • Growing up in a bad neighborhood in Chicago had made Randy able to sense certain things.
    • As if sensing his presence the stranger turned and for just a brief instant looked directly at the kid across the street staring at him.
    • Perhaps it was because he sensed the campaign - and his father - were faring so poorly.
  • 2

    • Note that when used with a compact fluorescent bulb, the local control mode in the appliance module often senses a small current flow and keeps turning on.
    • The device can also be configured to provide different audible sounds for different movements that are sensed by the device.
    • The study by Goodman et al is an example of a study using an objective technique for measuring inhaler skills, a computer sensing device.
    • Modern sensing devices detect objects or terrain disturbances even though they are well camouflaged.
    • As soon as the motion detectors sensed that I had entered the elevator, the door closed as rapidly as it had opened.
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