Translation of "sense" - English-Russian dictionary


noun uk /sens/ us

B2 good judgment, especially about practical things

здравый смысл, благоразумие
He had the good sense to book a seat in advance.
ABILITY [ no plural ]

B2 the ability to do something

чувство, чутье
a sense of direction
good business sense

B2 one of the five natural abilities of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste

I have a very poor sense of smell.
a sense of humour UK US a sense of humor

B1 the ability to understand funny things and to be funny yourself

чувство юмора
a sense of loyalty/responsibility/security, etc

the quality or feeling of being loyal, responsible, safe, etc

чувство верности/ответственности/безопасности и т. д.
He has absolutely no sense of loyalty.

B2 the meaning of a word, phrase, or sentence

смысл, значение
in a sense/in some senses

thinking about something in a particular way

в некотором смысле, до некоторой степени
In a sense, he's right.
make sense

B2 to have a meaning or reason that you can understand

иметь смысл, быть понятным
He's written me this note but it doesn't make any sense.

B2 to be a good thing to do

иметь смысл, быть разумным
[ + to do sth ] It makes sense to buy now while prices are low.
make sense of sth

to understand something that is difficult to understand

понять смысл, разобраться
I'm trying to make sense of this document.

(Translation of “sense noun” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)