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keen

[kiːn] брит. / амер.

  1. прил.

    1. острый, с колющим концом или режущим краем

    2. обладающий высокой чувствительностью

    3. проницательный, сообразительный

      1. увлечённый, пылкий

      2. стремящийся (к чему-л.)

    4. глубокий, сильный (о чувствах или ощущениях)

    5. интенсивный, пронизывающий, резкий

    6. разг.

      отличный, прекрасный, великолепный

    1. сущ.; ирл.

      причитание, плач по покойнику

    2. гл.; ирл.

      голосить, причитать по покойнику

Learning (En-Ru)

keen

[kiːn]

adj

  1. страстно увлекающийся; проявляющий активный интерес

  2. острый, сильный, интенсивный

  3. острый, хорошо развитый

  4. пронизывающий

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The three boys had been trained as gunslingers, and what they lacked in experience they made up for with the keen eyes and reflexes of the young.
Троих юношей с детских лет готовили в стрелки, и недостаток опыта они компенсировали острым взглядом и быстротой реакции, свойственными молодости.
King, Stephen / Wizard and GlassКинг, Стивен / Колдун и Кристалл
Колдун и Кристалл
Кинг, Стивен
© Stephen King, 1997
© Перевод, В.А. Вебер, 1998
© ООО "Издательство АСТ", 2003
Wizard and Glass
King, Stephen
© Stephen King, 1997, 2003
I don't want to give you some shit about me being really keen to get killed for somebody, because I'm not.
Я не хочу вешать вам лапшу на уши – мол, я только о том и мечтаю, чтобы быть убитым вместо кого-то, потому что это вовсе не так.
Barker, Clive / The Damnation GameБаркер, Клайв / Проклятая игра
Проклятая игра
Баркер, Клайв
© copyright 1985 by Clive Barker
© 1994, Кэдмэн
© перевод Д. Аношина
The Damnation Game
Barker, Clive
© copyright 1985 by Clive Barker
My firm is always keen to acquire such plots, for, as Your Honour is doubtless aware, the roots of the mandrake figure largely in the drug business.
Мой торговый дом всегда с удовольствием покупает подобные участки. Ваша честь, конечно, знает, что корни этой травы высоко ценятся фармацевтами.
Gulik, Robert van / The Emperor's PearlГулик, Роберт ван / Жемчужина императора
Жемчужина императора
Гулик, Роберт ван
© Robert H. van Gulik, 1963
© Перевод, ЗАО "Издательство "Центрполиграф", 2002
The Emperor's Pearl
Gulik, Robert van
© Robert H. van Gulik, 1963
But even admitting this was so, it is psychological subtlety, I suppose, that discerns that under certain circumstances I become as bloodthirsty and keen-sighted as a Caucasian eagle, while at the next I am as timid and blind as a mole.
Но пусть, пусть это так и было: в том-то-де и тонкость психологии, что при таких обстоятельствах я сейчас же кровожаден и зорок, как кавказский орел, а в следующую минуту слеп и робок как ничтожный крот.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
She had looked forward to this evening with keen delight; it was stolen, chaperone-less, undreamed of at Stanhope Gate, where she was supposed to be at Soames'.
Джун предвкушала много радости от этого вечера: они пошли в театр, никому не сказавшись, без провожатых; на Стэнхоп-Гейт и не подозревали об этом — там считалось, что Джун уехала к Сомсу.
Galsworthy, John / The Man of PropertyГолсуорси, Джон / Собственник
Собственник
Голсуорси, Джон
© Издание на русском языке. ООО "Издательство""Эксмо", 2003
The Man of Property
Galsworthy, John
© 2006 Adamant Media Corporation
You know where it finishes up, I..." Here the words, which had been fading ever since here it is, became inaudible even to Roland's keen ears.
Ты знаешь, где он закончит свой путь, я... — голос начал стихать на словах «вот он», а тут стал неслышным даже для острого слуха Роланда.
King, Stephen / The Dark tower 7: The Dark TowerКинг, Стивен / Темная башня 7: Темная башня
Темная башня 7: Темная башня
Кинг, Стивен
© Stephen King, 2004
© Перевод. В.А.Вебер, 2005
© ООО "Издательство АСТ", 2005
The Dark tower 7: The Dark Tower
King, Stephen
© 2004 by Stephen King
At the end of that time, however, his memory of his wrongs and his craving for revenge were quite as keen as on that memorable night when he had stood by John Ferrier's grave.
Несмотря на долгий срок, он так же остро чувствовал свое горе и так же жаждал мести, как в ту памятную ночь, когда он стоял у могилы Джона Ферье.
Conan Doyle, Arthur / A Study in ScarletКонан Дойль, Артур / Этюд в багровых тонах
Этюд в багровых тонах
Конан Дойль, Артур
© 1966, издательство "Правда"
© перевод Н. Треневой
A Study in Scarlet
Conan Doyle, Arthur
© Wordsworth Editions Limited, 2004
The high level of participation was an indication of the keen interest demonstrated by member States in providing inputs and recommendations for the Council’s work on Africa.
Большое число участников свидетельствовало о том живом интересе, который государства-члены проявляют к выдвижению предложений и рекомендаций в отношении деятельности Совета по проблемам Африки.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
His sight was extraordinarily keen, as Yegorushka learnt afterwards.
Зрение у него, как потом убедился Егорушка, было поразительно острое.
Чехов, А.П. / СтепьChekhov, A. / The steppe
The steppe
Chekhov, A.
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
Степь
Чехов, А.П.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1974
Carrot was very keen on modernizing the Watch, and in some strange way sending a message via the tube was so much more modern than simply opening the door and shouting, which is what Mr Vimes did.
Моркоу был ярым сторонником модернизации Стражи, и ему казалось куда более современным посылать сообщения по пневмотрубе, вместо того чтобы просто открывать дверь и орать, как обычно поступал командор Ваймс.
Pratchett, Terry / Fifth ElephantПратчетт,Терри / Пятый элефант
Пятый элефант
Пратчетт,Терри
© Перевод Н. Берденников, А. Жикаренцев, 2007
© Издание на русском языке, оформление ООО «Издательство «Эксмо», 2007
© Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1999
Fifth Elephant
Pratchett, Terry
© 2000 by Terry and Lyn Pratchett
His head was elongated at the back, and looked flattened at the sides, so that his face seemed pointed, his forehead was high and narrow, but his features were small; his eyes were keen, his nose was small and sharp, his lips were long and thin.
Голова его удлинена к затылку и как бы сплюснута с боков, так что лицо его кажется вострым. Лоб его высок и узок, но черты лица мелки; глаз вострый, носик маленький и востренький, губы длинные и тонкие.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
The First drew her new longsword, gripped it in both fists; and her eyes were as keen as the edges of the iron.
Первая наконец-то достала из ножен свой новый меч и, подняв его обеими руками к потолку, звала всех в атаку; её глаза сверкали металлическим блеском, и взгляд их был суров и резок, как лезвие палаша.
Donaldson, Stephen R. / The One TreeДональдсон, Стивен Р. / Первое дерево
Первое дерево
Дональдсон, Стивен Р.
The One Tree
Donaldson, Stephen R.
© 1982 by Stephen R. Donaldson
Syria has a keen interest in being invited into an US-led settlement with Israel.
Сирия сильно заинтересована в том, чтобы ее пригласили в ведомый США процесс урегулирования земельного конфликта с Израилем.
© Project Syndicate 1995 – 2011
© Project Syndicate 1995 – 2011
Only the muffled hum and roar of the factory betrayed any signs of life; and overhead a fine, keen, chilly rain began falling.
Одна фабрика глухо гудела и воняла, да сверху стали сеяться мелкие, иглистые капли холодного дождя.
Тургенев, И.С. / НовьTurgenev, I.S. / Virgin soil
Virgin soil
Turgenev, I.S.
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
Новь
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Правда", 1979
A keen ear might have detected a murmur from Mr. Fisher on the subject of a white hat, but Sir John Harker struck it more decisively: “Fisher was quite right.
Человек с острым слухом мог бы расслышать, как мистер Фишер пробормотал что-то по поводу белого цилиндра, но сэр Джон Харкер вмешался в разговор более решительно: - Фишер был прав.
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith / The Fad Of The FishermanЧестертон, Гилберт Кит / Причуда рыболова
Причуда рыболова
Честертон, Гилберт Кит
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1980
The Fad Of The Fisherman
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith
© 2009 by Seven Treasures Publications

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kiːnAdjectiveострый, с колющим концом или режущим краемExamples

keen sword — острый меч

User translations

The part of speech is not specified

  1. 1.

    увлечен чем либо или как прилагательное острый, едкий

    translation added by Айжана Танир
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  2. 2.

    одно из значений: увлеченный

    translation added by Талгат Мырзаханов
    Gold en-ru
    1
  3. 3.

    to be keen on something/doing something - увлекаться чем-либо

    translation added by Ольга Шаповалова
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Collocations

be keen as mustard
быть энтузиастом своего дела
keen competition
сильная конкуренция
keen criticism
острая критика
keen demand
повышенный спрос
keen eyesight
острое зрение
keen hunger
мучительный голод
keen intelligence
высокий интеллект
keen mind
острый ум
keen perception
острое восприятие
keen price
заниженная цена
keen price
хищническая цена
keen vision
острое зрение
person of keen intellect
человек большого ума
quick / keen wits
догадливость
keen price
низкая цена

Word forms

keen

noun
SingularPlural
Common casekeenkeens
Possessive casekeen'skeens'

keen

adjective
Positive degreekeen
Comparative degreekeener
Superlative degreekeenest

keen

verb
Basic forms
Pastkeened
Imperativekeen
Present Participle (Participle I)keening
Past Participle (Participle II)keened
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I keenwe keen
you keenyou keen
he/she/it keensthey keen
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am keeningwe are keening
you are keeningyou are keening
he/she/it is keeningthey are keening
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have keenedwe have keened
you have keenedyou have keened
he/she/it has keenedthey have keened
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been keeningwe have been keening
you have been keeningyou have been keening
he/she/it has been keeningthey have been keening
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I keenedwe keened
you keenedyou keened
he/she/it keenedthey keened
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was keeningwe were keening
you were keeningyou were keening
he/she/it was keeningthey were keening
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had keenedwe had keened
you had keenedyou had keened
he/she/it had keenedthey had keened
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been keeningwe had been keening
you had been keeningyou had been keening
he/she/it had been keeningthey had been keening
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will keenwe shall/will keen
you will keenyou will keen
he/she/it will keenthey will keen
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be keeningwe shall/will be keening
you will be keeningyou will be keening
he/she/it will be keeningthey will be keening
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have keenedwe shall/will have keened
you will have keenedyou will have keened
he/she/it will have keenedthey will have keened
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been keeningwe shall/will have been keening
you will have been keeningyou will have been keening
he/she/it will have been keeningthey will have been keening
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would keenwe should/would keen
you would keenyou would keen
he/she/it would keenthey would keen
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be keeningwe should/would be keening
you would be keeningyou would be keening
he/she/it would be keeningthey would be keening
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have keenedwe should/would have keened
you would have keenedyou would have keened
he/she/it would have keenedthey would have keened
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been keeningwe should/would have been keening
you would have been keeningyou would have been keening
he/she/it would have been keeningthey would have been keening
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am keenedwe are keened
you are keenedyou are keened
he/she/it is keenedthey are keened
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being keenedwe are being keened
you are being keenedyou are being keened
he/she/it is being keenedthey are being keened
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been keenedwe have been keened
you have been keenedyou have been keened
he/she/it has been keenedthey have been keened
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was keenedwe were keened
you were keenedyou were keened
he/she/it was keenedthey were keened
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being keenedwe were being keened
you were being keenedyou were being keened
he/she/it was being keenedthey were being keened
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been keenedwe had been keened
you had been keenedyou had been keened
he/she/it had been keenedthey had been keened
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be keenedwe shall/will be keened
you will be keenedyou will be keened
he/she/it will be keenedthey will be keened
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been keenedwe shall/will have been keened
you will have been keenedyou will have been keened
he/she/it will have been keenedthey will have been keened