Translation of "sense" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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sense noun (ABILITY)

B2 [ 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 excellent sense of smell, she could tell if you were a smoker from the other side of the room. 她嗅覺靈敏,在房間的另一端就能知道你是否抽煙。
My cold is so bad I've lost my sense of smell/taste (= I can't smell/taste anything). 我感冒很嚴重,聞不到任何氣味了/嚐不出任何味道了。

B1 [ C or U ] a general feeling or understanding

Did you get any sense of how they might react? 你預感他們會作何反應?
The helicopters hovering overhead added to the sense of urgency. 在頭頂盤桓的直升機加重了緊迫感。
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? 別生氣——只是個笑話——你樂觀的天性哪裡去了?
sense of humour

B1 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. 我們有同樣的幽默感。
Come on, lighten up! Where's your sense of humour? 好了,放輕鬆點!你的幽默感哪裡去了?
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. 燈彩、鮮花和人群給小鎮帶來了十足的節慶氛圍。

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sense noun (GOOD JUDGMENT)

B2 [ U ] the characteristic of having good judgment, especially when it is based on practical ideas or understanding

[ + to infinitive ] I hope they'll have the (good) sense/have enough sense to shut the windows before they leave. 我希望他們走的時候會想到要關窗戶。
It makes (good) sense to buy a big pack because it works out cheaper in the end. 買大包的更划算,因爲最終算下來更便宜。
[ + -ing verb ] There's no sense in waiting (= it is not practical to wait) - the next train isn't for two hours. 繼續等下去是不明智的——要過兩個小時下一趟火車才會來。
Where's/What's the sense (= what is the advantage) in paying someone when you could get a volunteer? 既然你可以找一個志願者,何必花錢請人呢?
Planning so far ahead makes no sense - so many things will have changed by next year. 提前這麽久就計劃並不明智——到明年,許多事情都會發生變化。
senses [ plural ]

the ability to use good judgment

Have you taken leave of/lost your senses? (= Have you lost your ability to make a good judgment?) 你瘋了吧?
It's time you came to your senses (= started to use your good judgment) and realized that they are not going to help you. 你該醒醒了,你該明白他們是不會幫你的。
The accident brought him to his senses (= caused him to use his good judgment again) and made him stop drinking. 這個意外使他醒悟過來,不再喝酒了。

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sense noun (MEANING)

B2 [ C ] one of the possible meanings of a word or phrase

They are not immigrants, at least not in any sense that I understand. 至少就我所理解的意義上來說,他們不是移民。
The packaging is green - in both senses of the word (= it is green in colour and it is good for the environment). 包裝是綠色的——這個「綠色」有兩層含義。
Security defined in the broad/broadest sense of the term means getting at the root causes of trouble and helping to reduce regional conflicts. 廣義上說,安全工作是指找出危險的根本原因並幫助減少地區衝突。
This passage doesn't make (any) sense (= the meaning is not clear). 這篇文章意義不明確。
I've read the letter twice, but I can't make (any) sense of it (= I can't understand it). 我把信讀了兩遍,但還是不解其意。
in every sense

in every way or feature

It's a book which is, in every sense, about different ways of seeing the world. 從任何意義上說,這都是一本以不同角度看世界的書。
in a sense C1 also in one sense

thinking about something in one way, but not in every way

She claims that the system is at fault and she's right, in a sense (= she is partly right). 她主張現行制度有問題,從某種意義上說,她是對的,現行制度確有改進的空間。
in no sense

not at all

We are in no sense obliged to agree to this. 我們絕不是非得同意這件事。

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senseverb [ T ]

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C2 to feel or experience something without being able to explain exactly how

Although she said nothing, I could sense her anger 儘管她甚麽都沒說,但我能感覺到她的憤怒。
He sensed something was about to happen. 他感覺到有事情要發生。
[ + (that) ] He sensed (that) his guests were bored, although they were listening politely. 儘管客人們在禮貌地聽著,但他意識到他們有些厭煩。
[ + question word ] Could you sense what was likely to happen? 你能感覺到可能會發生甚麽事情嗎?

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  • Although they said nothing, she could sense their disapproval of her suggestion.
  • I sensed that she wasn't happy there.
  • She said nothing but I could sense her resentment.
  • I could just sense that something was wrong.
  • I sensed that he had something to tell me.

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