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sense

Pronunciation: /sens/

Translation of sense in French:

n

  • 1 (faculty, ability) sens (m) a sense of humour/direction le sens de l'humour/de l'orientation sense of hearing ouïe (f) sense of sight vue (f) sense of smell odorat (m) sense of taste goût (m) sense of touch toucher (m) to lose all sense of time perdre toute notion du temps
  • 2 (feeling) a sense of identity un sentiment d'identité a sense of purpose le sentiment d'avoir un but
  • 3(common) sense bon sens (m) to have the sense to do avoir le bon sens de faire
  • 4 (meaning) sens (m) (reason) there's no sense in doing cela ne sert à rien de faire to make sense of sth comprendre qch I can't make sense of this article je ne comprends rien à cet article to make sense [sentence, film] avoir un sens

npl (senses)

  • to come to one's senses revenir à la raison

vt

  • 1 deviner (that que) to sense danger sentir un danger

Idioms

to see sense

entendre raison

to talk sense

dire des choses sensées

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