False friend: sensible
Sensible – (adjective) rational, having good sense (German: sinnvoll)
Does NOT mean: sensibel, or sensitive
Example: “He’s a sensible guy; he usually makes the right choices.” à in this sentence, sensible means he’s smart or practical, not that he’s sensitive.
1) The company is looking for a smart and ________ manager, whom they can trust to make the right choices for the company.
2) Please do not ask him questions about his divorce; he is very _______ about that topic and may be offended.
3) After her Lasik eye surgery, her eyes needed time to heal and were still ______ to ______ to light.
answers: 1)c. sensible 2) b. sensitive 3)a. sensitive