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naive

adjective  us   /nɑˈiv/
too ready to believe someone or something, or to trust that someone’s intentions are good, esp. because of a lack of experience: It was naive of her to think that she would ever get her money back.
Translations of “naive”
in Arabic ساذِج…
in Korean 순진한…
in Malaysian naif…
in Turkish saf, deneyimsiz, toy…
in Italian ingenuo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕信的, 天真的, 幼稚的…
in Russian наивный…
in Polish naiwny…
in Vietnamese ngờ nghệch, ngây thơ…
in Spanish cándido, ingenuo…
in Portuguese ingênuo…
in Thai ตรงไปตรงมา, ซื่อบริสุทธิ์…
in Catalan ingenu…
in Japanese だまされやすい, うぶな…
in Indonesian polos, bodoh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻信的, 天真的, 幼稚的…
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