Translation of "plain" - English-German dictionary

plain

adjective /plein/

simple or ordinary; without ornament or decoration

einfach
plain living
good, plain food.

easy to understand; clear

klar
His words were quite plain.

absolutely open or honest, with no attempt to be tactful

ehrlich
I’ll be quite plain with you
plain speaking.

obvious

klar
It’s plain (to see) you haven’t been practising your music.

not pretty

unscheinbar
a rather plain girl.
plainly adverb

einfach
plainness noun

die Einfachheit, die Klarheit
plain chocolate

dark chocolate not containing milk.

reine Schokolade
plain clothes adjective (etc)

a plain-clothes job.

die Zivilkleidung, Zivil-…
plain sailing

progress without difficulty

glatt gehen
Life is not always plain sailing.
plain-spoken adjective

speaking honestly and candidly, not trying to be tactful

freimütig
She is a very plain-spoken person who always says what she means.
in plain English

in simple words; clearly expressed

einfache/er/es
Would you mind explaining it in plain English?

(Translation of “plain” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)