Translation of "sense" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun (ABILITY) 能力 uk us /sents/

[ C ] an ability to understand, recognize, value or react to something, especially any of the five physical abilities to see, hear, smell, taste and feel

With her keen sense of smell, she could tell if you were a smoker from the other side of the room. 她嗅觉灵敏,在房间的另一端就能知道你是否抽烟。
My cold is so bad I've lost my sense of smell/taste (= I can't smell/taste anything). 我感冒很严重,闻不到任何气味了/尝不出任何味道了。

[ C or U ] a general feeling or understanding

Did you get any sense of how they might react? 你预感他们会作何反应?
The helicopters hovering overhead added to the sense of urgency. 头顶盘旋的直升机加重了紧迫感。
sense of fun

the ability to enjoy life and not be too serious

Don't be angry - it was just a joke - where's your sense of fun? 别生气——只是个笑话——你乐观的天性哪里去了?
sense of humour

your ability to understand funny things

She has a really good sense of humour. 她真的很有幽默感。
We have the same sense of humour. 我们有同样的幽默感。
Come on, lighten up! Where's your sense of humour? 好了,放轻松点!你的幽默感哪里去了?
sense of occasion UK

the feeling people have when there is a very important event or celebration

The decorations, flowers and crowds gave the town a real sense of occasion. 灯彩、鲜花和人群给小镇带来了一种十足的节庆氛围。

(Translation of “sense noun (ABILITY)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)