Are you sensitive and sensible?

Sensitive skin

The English word ‘sensible’ means ‘vernünftig’ in German, as in the sentence: ‘I have to wear sensible shoes in my new job’.

And the German word ‘sensibel’ means ‘sensitive’ in English, as in the sentence: ‘The company makes products for sensitive skin’.

Yes, they are often used incorrectly! 😉

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Written by Christine Burgmer

16. October 2014