English : False friends: Sensible/Sensitive/Nice/Sympathetic

Please choose the most suitable word for each sentence:

  • Sensitive – Sensible

A) I love my husband. He's a really ____________ man. He always understands my feelings.

B) It's ____________ to get married with a person like him.

  • Nice – Sympathetic

C) His father is ill now. He's ____________ to his father.

D) Tom is very ____________. Everybody loves him.

ANSWERS

  • Sensitive – Sensible

A) I love my husband. He's a really sensitive man. He always understands my feelings. Amo a mi marido. Es un hombre realmente sensible.

B) It's sensible to get married to a person like him. Es sensato casarse con una persona como él.

  • Nice – Sympathetic

C) His father is ill now. He's sympathetic to his father. Su padre está enfermo ahora. Él es compasivo hacia su padre.

D) Tom is very nice. Everybody loves him. Tom es muy simpático. Todo el mundo lo adora.

Explanation and extra examples:

  • Sensible: Sensato/a

It's sensible to buy this. Es sensato comprar esto.

  • Sensitive: Sensible

They were not sensitive to the problem. No fueron sensibles con el problema.

  • Nice: Agradable, simpático/a

It's nice to be with you. Es agradable estar contigo.

He's a nice person. Él es una persona simpática.

  • Sympathetic: Compasible

Although he said sorry, people weren't sympathetic to him. Aunque él pidió perdón., la gente no fue compasiva con él.

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