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plain

adjective /plein/
simple or ordinary; without ornament or decoration
sencillo; liso; sin ornamentos; llano (persona)
plain living good, plain food.
easy to understand; clear
claro, evidente
His words were quite plain.
absolutely open or honest, with no attempt to be tactful
franco
I’ll be quite plain with you plain speaking.
obvious
claro, evidente
It’s plain (to see) you haven’t been practising your music.
not pretty
común, ordinario, poco atractivo, feúcho, poco agraciado
a rather plain girl.
plainly adverb
sencillamente; claramente; francamente
She was plainly disappointed not to have been chosen for the team.
plainness noun
sencillez, simplicidad; franqueza, claridad
plain chocolate noun dark chocolate not containing milk
chocolate sin leche
a bar of plain of plain chocolate.
plain clothes noun plural ordinary clothes, not a uniform
vestido de paisano
Detectives usually wear plain clothes (also adjective) a plain-clothes policeman.
plain sailing noun progress without difficulty
ser coser y cantar
Life is not always plain sailing.
plain-spoken adjective speaking honestly and candidly, not trying to be tactful
franco, llano
She is a very plain-spoken person who always says what she means.
in plain English in simple words; clearly expressed
en cristiano, en términos sencillos
Would you mind explaining it in plain English?
(Definition of plain from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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