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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (uncomplicated)
a. easy
Esta receta simple solo requiere tres ingredientes y cinco minutos para preparar.This easy recipe only requires three ingredients and five minutes to prepare.
b. simple
Los pusieron a hacer problemas simples de suma.They had them do simple addition problems.
2. (not double)
a. single
No puedes construir casas con cristales simples en ese frío.You can't build houses with single windowpanes in that cold.
3. (ordinary)
a. simple
Solo soy un simple maestro, señor.I'm just a simple teacher, sir.
4. (mentally challenged)
a. simple
Unos de los personajes principales es un poco simple.One of the main characters is a bit simple.
b. simple-minded
Su abuelo es un poco simple cuando habla de políticas.His grandfather is a bit simple-minded when he talks politics.
5. (mere)
a. simple
El simple hecho de haber dejado prendido el motor significa que no debes manejar.The simple fact that you left the engine running means you shouldn't drive.
6. (grammar)
a. simple
Primero, debes aprender los tiempos simples del idioma.First, you should learn the simple tenses of the language.
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
7. (unintelligent person)
a. simpleton
Ese simple no habla bien, pero ¿has leído su poesía?That simpleton doesn't speak well, but have you read his poetry?
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sin componentes)
a. simple
2. (sencillo, tonto)
a. simple
3. (fácil)
a. simple, easy
es muy simple, metes la moneda y ya estáit's quite simple, all you have to do is insert the coin
4. (mero)
a. mere
por simple estupidezthrough sheer stupidity
nos basta con su simple palabrahis word is enough for us by itself
no le pedí más que un simple favorall I asked him for was a favor
5. (mathematics)
a. prime
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (persona)
a. simpleton
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1 (sin adornos) [+peinado, objeto] simple; [+vestido, decoración] plain
2 [+método] simple; easy; straightforward
3 (antes de sustantivo) (mero) mere
por simple descuido through sheer carelessness; es cosa de una simple plumada it's a matter of a mere stroke of the pen; somos simples aficionados we're just amateurs
4 (antes de sustantivo) (corriente) ordinary
es un simple abogado he's only o just a solicitor; un simple soldado an ordinary soldier
5 [+persona] (sin complicaciones) simple; (crédulo) gullible; (de pocas luces) simple-minded
6 (Lingüística) (Química) simple
7 (Botánica) single
(persona) simpleton
simples (Tenis) singles; (Botánica) simples
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