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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (gullible)
a. naive
No seas tan ingenua. Claro que lo ha dicho con segundas.Don't be so naive. Of course he meant it as a hint.
b. ingenuous
Es ingenuo pensar que las cosas van a cambiar en política.It's ingenuous to think that things will change in politics.
2. (innocent)
a. ingenuous
Era una joven de sonrisa ingenua y encantadora.She was a young woman with an ingenuous, charming smile.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (gullible person)
a. naive (adjective)
Eres una ingenua si crees que va a cumplir lo que promete.You're naive if you think he'll keep his word.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. naive, ingenuous
¡no seas ingenuo!don't be so naive!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. ingenuous o naive person
hacerse el ingenuoto act the innocent
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naïve; ingenuous
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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