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Translation of "plain" - English-Spanish dictionary

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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