An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (dimwitted)
a. simple
Mario es tan pánfilo que se cree todo lo que le cuentan.Mario is so simple that he believes everything he is told.
b. gullible
No siempre puedes ser tan pánfilo o la gente se aprovechará de ti.You can't always be so gullible or people will take advantage of you.
2. (slow)
a. sluggish
Me pone nerviosa Juan porque es muy pánfilo y el resto de nosotros somos hiperactivos.Juan makes me nervous because he is sluggish and the rest of us are all hyperactive.
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).
masculine or feminine noun
3. (fool)
a. dimwit
Las pánfilas de mi clase impiden que los demás alumnos podamos avanzar.The dimwits in my class prevent the rest of the students from advancing.
b. gullible person
Solo un pánfilo como Jaime se habría tragado una estafa tonta así.Only a gullible person like Jaime would've fallen for such a silly scam.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. simple, foolish
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. fool, simpleton
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1 (crédulo) simple; gullible; (tonto) stupid; (lento) sluggish; lethargic
2 (And) (pálido) pale; discoloured; discolored; (EEUU)
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