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common sense

noun [U]  us   /ˈkɑm·ən ˈsens/
the ability to use good judgment in making decisions and to live in a reasonable and safe way
Translations of “common sense”
in Korean 상식…
in Arabic حِسّ مُشتَرك…
in Portuguese bom senso, senso comum, juízo…
in Catalan sentit comú…
in Japanese (分別としての)常識…
in Italian senso comune, buon senso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 常識…
in Russian здравый смысл…
in Turkish sağ duyu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 常识…
in Polish zdrowy rozsądek…
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