naïf
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "naif.”
naïf
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (art)
a. naif
This was painted by a Venezuelan naïf painter.Esto fue pintado por un pintor venezolano naif.
b. naíf
The gallery is hosting an exhibition of naïf art.En la galería hay una exposición de arte naíf.
2. (naive)
a. ingenuo
I was such a naïf child growing up that I had no idea what sort of illegal business my parents had.Era un niño tan ingenuo que no tenía ni idea de qué clase de negocio ilegal tenían mis padres.
b. inocente
We were so naïf back then that we didn't realize how dangerous it was to play with gasoline and matches.Eramos tan inocentes en aquel entonces que no nos dimos cuenta de lo peligroso que era jugar con la gasolina y los fósforos.
c. simplista
I think George has a very naïf attitude regarding how this problem can be solved.Creo queGeorge tiene una actitud muy simplista con respecto a cómo se puede resolver este problema.
d. candido
She was 14 when she finally gave up her naïf belief in Santa Claus.Tenía 14 años cuando finalmente renunció a su candida creencia en Papá Noel.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (naive person)
a. el ingenuo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la ingenua
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm worried about Natasha. She's a naïf, but the man she's dating is definitely not.Estoy preocupado por Natasha; es una ingenua, pero el hombre con el que sale definitivamente no lo es.
b. el crédulo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la crédula
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Donald recognized that he was dealing with a naïf and easily conned Jim.Donald reconoció que estaba tratando con un crédulo y engañó con facilidad a Jim.
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naif
Listen to an audio pronunciation
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "naíf" or "naïf."
naif
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fine arts)
a. naive
La habitación de los niños está decorada con cuadros naifs.The children's room is decorated with naive paintings.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(ingenuous)
a. naive
Suena naif hablar de esperanza cuando la gente está perdiendo sus casas.It sounds naive to talk about hope when people are losing their homes.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (fine arts)
a. naive art
Khalo era una de las maestras del naif.Khalo was one of the masters of naive art.
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naif
adjective
naifs o naif (plural) (Arte) naive; primitivist
naive art
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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