An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (easy)
a. simple
Esos pasos de baile no son sencillos.Those dance moves are not simple.
2. (unadorned)
a. simple
Su estilo es sencillo pero chic.Her style is simple but chic.
3. (clear)
a. simple
Un buen nudo debe ser sencillo de atar y desatar.A good knot should be simple to tie and untie.
4. (modest)
a. simple
Su estilo de vida era sencillo pero rico en tradiciones.Their way of life was simple but rich in traditions.
5. (of one element)
a. one-way
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Necesitamos comprar dos billetes sencillos.We need to buy two one-way tickets.
b. single (United Kingdom)
Un billete sencillo al aeropuerto cuesta dos euros.A single ticket to the airport costs two euros.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
6. (music)
a. single
El primer sencillo de la banda fue un éxito total.The band's first single was a total hit.
7. (money)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. change
¿Me prestas un poco de sencillo para comprar un chupete?Can you lend me some change to buy a lollipop?
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fácil, sin lujo, llano)
a. simple
2. (campechano)
a. natural, unaffected
3. (billete)
a. single (United Kingdom)
b. one-way
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
4. (no múltiple)
a. single
habitación sencillasingle room
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (disco)
a. single
6. (colloquial)
a. loose change
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1 [+costumbre, estilo, ropa] simple
su forma de hablar es sencilla y directa his manner of speaking is simple and direct
2 [+asunto, problema] simple; straightforward
es un plato sencillo de hacer pero apetitoso it's a simple but tasty dish; the dish is straightforward to make, but tasty
3 (no afectado) natural; unaffected
es muy rico pero muy sencillo en el trato he's very rich, but nevertheless very natural o unaffected
4 [+billete] single
5 (Latinoamérica) (necio) foolish
1 (disco) single
2 (Latinoamérica) (cambio) small change
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