SENSIBLE AND SENSITIVE September 2, 2019 Gonzalo Re E-LESSONS, For Lawyers, For translators No Comments 0 Likes 2/9/19 SENSIBLE AND SENSITIVE A sensible person has “common sense,” and does not make stupid decisions. A: I want to buy that car. B: Be sensible, dear, it’s not the right time to spend that much money. A sensitive person feels things easily or deeply, and may be easily hurt. Don’t shout at him – he’s very sensitive. (NOT … very sensible.) Do you have a sun cream for sensitive skin? (NOT …for sensible skin?) Note that sensible is a “false friend” – similar words in some languages, such as Spanish, mean “sensitive”.