An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not causing harm)
a. inofensivo (person, animal)
Regina isn't a harmless old lady. She's the most powerful sorceress in the whole kingdom.Regina no es una viejita inofensiva. Es la hechicera más poderosa en todo el reino.
Your dog looks ferocious. - Don't worry. He's harmless.Tu perro parece ser feroz. - No te preocupes. Es inofensivo.
b. inocuo (substance)
I don't trust some of the things in our food that are supposedly harmless.No me fío de algunas cosas que hay en nuestros alimentos que supuestamente son inocuas.
2. (not disrespectful)
a. inocente
It seemed like a harmless joke, but she got really mad.Me pareció una broma inocente, pero se enojó mucho.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. inofensivo(a)
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harmless [ˈhɑːmlɪs]
[+person, animal] inofensivo; [+substance, chemical] inocuo; (innocent) inocente;
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