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sens

English translation of sens

sense

The French word 'sens' has the same essential meaning as 'sense' in English, and it has multiple uses. It can be used to refer to one of the five human senses, similar to English. For instance, 'Je perds le sens du goût.' meaning 'I am losing sense of taste.'. Additionally, like its English counterpart, 'sens' could also refer to a direction or a meaning. Therefore, learners should take note of the context to understand the exact meaning of 'sens'.


Example sentences using: sens

Je n'ai pas de sens de l'orientation.

English translation of Je n'ai pas de sens de l'orientation.

I do not have a sense of direction.

This phrase is used to express one's inability to navigate or find their way easily, which in a broader sense can be referred as lacking a 'sense of direction'. 'Sens de l'orientation' literally translates to 'sense of direction'.

Ce livre a un double sens.

English translation of Ce livre a un double sens.

This book has a double meaning.

This phrase is used to express the idea that the book has two possible or intended interpretations. 'Double sens' in French is directly translated to 'double meaning' in English.

C'est le sens de la vie.

English translation of C'est le sens de la vie.

This is the meaning of life.

This phrase is used when referring to an explanation or interpretation that ascribes purpose to life. 'Sens de la vie' literally translates to 'meaning of life' in English.

Il a perdu le sens de la réalité.

English translation of Il a perdu le sens de la réalité.

He has lost sense of reality.

This phrase is used to describe someone who can't distinguish what's real anymore, or has deluded beliefs that are not in tune with the reality. 'Sens de la réalité' translates to 'sense of reality'.

Dans quel sens dois-je tourner la clé?

English translation of Dans quel sens dois-je tourner la clé?

Which way should I turn the key?

This phrase is used when asking for directions on how to turn the key. 'Sens' here refers to the direction of turning the key.

Le sens du vent a changé.

English translation of Le sens du vent a changé.

The direction of the wind has changed.

This phrase signifies a change in conditions or circumstances. 'Sens du vent' translates to 'direction of the wind'.

Cela n’a aucun sens pour moi.

English translation of Cela n’a aucun sens pour moi.

This makes no sense to me.

This phrase is used when something is not understandable or illogical. 'Aucun sens' translates to 'no sense'.

Sens-toi chez toi.

English translation of Sens-toi chez toi.

Make yourself at home.

This phrase is used as an offer to someone to make themselves comfortable as though they were in their own home. 'Sens-toi chez toi' is a friendly gesture in French.

Il a le sens des affaires.

English translation of Il a le sens des affaires.

He has a good business sense.

This phrase is used when someone is particularly good at making financial or business decisions. 'Sens des affaires' translates to 'business sense'.

Vous avez le sens de l'humour.

English translation of Vous avez le sens de l'humour.

You have a sense of humor.

This phrase is used to compliment someone on their ability to perceive, appreciate or express what is funny or amusing. 'Sens de l'humour' translates to 'sense of humor'.

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