Translation of "simple" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈsɪm·pl/ us /ˈsɪm·pəl/

A2 not difficult to do or to understand

It’s very simple to use.

B1 not complicated

simple, sencillo
a simple life
a simple dress (= without decoration)

used to describe the one important fact, truth, etc.

sencillo, único
We didn’t go swimming for the simple reason that the water was too cold.

(Translation of “simple” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /ˈsimpl/

not difficult; easy

sencillo, fácil, simple
a simple task.

not complicated or involved

sencillo, fácil, simple
The matter is not as simple as you think.

not fancy or unusual; plain

simple, sencillo
a simple dress/design
He leads a very simple life.

pure; mere

puro, mero
the simple truth.

trusting and easily cheated

ingenuo, cándido
She is too simple to see through his lies.

weak in the mind; not very intelligent

simple, tonto
I’m afraid he’s a bit simple, but he’s good with animals.
simpleton /-tən/ noun

a foolish person.

inocentón, simplón
simplicity /simˈplisəti/ noun

the state of being simple

The beauty of this idea is its simplicity
He answered with a child’s simplicity.
simplification noun

the process of making simpler

Any simplification of the process can only be a good thing.

something made simpler; a simpler form

The Americans have made some simplifications in English spelling.
simplified adjective

made less difficult or complicated

simplified language/tasks.
simplify /-plifai/ verb

to make simpler

Can you simplify your language a little?
simplistic /simˈplistik/ adjective

(disapproving) treating something as if it is less difficult or complicated that it really is

I think this is a rather simplistic approach to such a complex issue.
simplistically /simˈplistikli/ adverb

simply adverb


I do it simply for the money.


absolutamente, simplemente
Alison’s wedding dress is simply beautiful.

in a simple manner

con sencillez
She was always very simply dressed.
simple-minded adjective

of low intelligence; stupid.

simple-mindedness noun


(Translation of “simple” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)