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naivete
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "naivety", "naiveté", "naïveté", or "naïvety."
naivete(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la ingenuidad
(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).
In their naivete, the children believed everything their neighbor told them.En su ingenuidad, los niños creyeron todo lo que su vecino les dijo.
The taxi driver took advantage of the tourist's naivete and charged him twice the usual fare.El taxista se aprovechó de la ingenuidad del turista y le cobró el doble de la tarifa usual.
b. el candor
(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).
There was a naivete about Sofia that was strangely appealing.Había un candor en Sofía que resultaba extrañamente atractivo.
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naïveté
naivety
[naɪˈiːvtɪ]
noun
ingenuidad (f); candor (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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