Translation of simple in Spanish:


sencillo, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈsɪmpəl/ /ˈsɪmp(ə)l/

Definition of sencillo in Spanish

adjective simpler, simplest

  • 1

    (task/problem/method) sencillo
    (task/problem/method) simple
    then you add salt: what could be simpler? luego añades sal: no hay cosa más sencilla / simple
    • the machine is very simple to use la máquina es de fácil manejo / es fácil de manejar
    • it's not as simple as it looks no es tan sencillo / simple como parece
    • keep it simple no lo compliques
    • The notes are simple and are easily understandable even to a common man.
    • The first five steps are really very simple and can easily avert a potential disaster.
    • The order should be expressed in simple terms, easily understood even by those who, like the appellant, are not very bright.
    • The language used by the insurance broker should be simple and easily understood by the man on the street.
    • We do need to have legislation written in a more simple and easily understood form.
    • The brief called for simple solutions, easily adaptable to diverse and complex uses.
    • The solution is simple - to understand what an angel is looking for and then structure the presentation accordingly.
    • The stack is not tiring, fun to play, and its simple patterns are easily understood.
    • It's a solution so simple and elegant it's hard to believe someone hasn't thought of it sooner.
    • The key lies in understanding what causes miliaria and following the simple steps to prevent it.
    • The rules for surrendering are simple to understand but are deceptively difficult to put into practice.
    • Although this idea is conceptually simple, it presents a large political challenge.
    • Why would Hersh write something so easily disproved by simple access to the source document?
    • Independence in Europe was not presented in simple constitutionalist terms but in policy-relevant terms.
    • Fingerprints are different: they are simple to use and easily checked.
    • Mortars are easily transportable and very simple to set up, fire and then dismantle.
    • The solution to all this complexity cannot be more complexity; we must find a more elegant and simple solution.
    • Unfortunately none of those journalists present raised such a simple question.
    • Present Gabrielle with a simple query and her mouth goes into overdrive.
    • Who would have ever invented such a complicated way of presenting something so simple?
  • 2

    this is nepotism pure and simple esto es pura y simplemente / es lisa y llanamente nepotismo
    • the simple truth is (that) … la pura verdad es que …
    • it's a simple statement of fact es simplemente / meramente la constatación de un hecho
    • for the simple reason that I disagree por la sencilla razón de que no estoy de acuerdo
    • All the fundamental paradoxes are true for one simple reason: they are truths.
    • I should not have had to cross the world to discover something as simple and fundamental as this.
    • This looks to me more like a boom driven by very simple fundamentals.
    • The simple reason for this is that too much emphasis is placed on physical fitness to the detriment of skills and team play.
    • Why in the world could not the Senate agree to that rather straightforward, simple statement?
    • But matters pertaining to the Korean peninsula are rarely simple and straightforward.
    • He slid under my guard and kicked me straight through anger into simple depression.
    • There are times you have to go and battle, it is as simple and straightforward as that.
    • At any other time she would have done the exact same, made an excuse as to why she didn't make him apologise, when in truth the reason was quite simple.
    • The whole thing was shaping up to be a rather simple, straightforward affair.
    • Also, we are able to utilise him straight away to prevent simple situations from developing into nightmares.
    • The simple truth is that we can't have it all all the time.
    • The reason for this is simple: mice are not small furry humans.
    • The simple truth is, soaps are like a comfy old pair of slippers; warming and familiar, always there for you when you get home from work.
    • The reason was simple: If you had somebody on the beach, your boat was defenseless.
    • This simple truth lies at the core of the need for fair and rational government regulation of industry.
    • And no one knows how many children in our schools are there illegally for a simple reason.
    • The ‘eye’ could not see any of the bombings for the simple reason that tall buildings block it.
    • Why they are kept unwillingly or in my certainty willingly kept from presenting just the simple facts.
    • Very often the information sought could be obtained through a simple telephone call.
  • 3

    (plain, unpretentious)
    (dress/food/style) sencillo
    (dress/food/style) simple
    the simple life la vida sencilla
    • All furniture forms were plain in design with simple or no surface decoration.
    • The entire layout is extremely basic and simple, designed to allow gamers to get in and out quickly.
    • The other features a modern look with simple designs in black white and silver.
    • It was a simple plain white envelope with Yoshiki written in gold on the front.
    • This can be seen in stainless steel or brushed aluminium in uncomplicated, unadorned and simple shapes.
    • It was a ship of classic, simple design, like a flattened salmon, twenty yards long, very clean, very sleek.
    • The kitchen and bathroom are stark white, very simple and linear, but it creates a nice balance.
    • But the move from simple designs to the elaborate portraits was a long process.
    • True to its period, it has a simple design and is built of stone, with most of the house covered in gleaming white harling.
    • Cabin design is simple and modern, and finished in good quality materials.
    • Learn how to create a cross between a quilt and a pillow using simple patchwork designs.
    • Inside the box was a band of white gold, a plain, simple band, with a single, simply cut diamond on it.
    • In fact, until recently, it has long been considered that the greenback dollar was a defective note, so simple in design that it was easy to fake.
    • It's a nice, simple site design and the posts are pithy and interesting.
    • Dressed in a simple and austere white, the students filled the auditorium with their stirring songs.
    • The simple white walls and clean lines of the store, he says, have the effect of allowing you to see the products clearly.
    • The simple design means assembly at the Romanian plant is done almost entirely without robots.
    • The dashboard is clean and simple in design, with all the instruments in a single binnacle directly in front of the driver.
    • The black suit he was wearing was simple but enough to emphasize his lean body.
    • The pale yellow dress she wore was simple enough, a straight cut with a laced up back and only one shoulder strap.
    • They lived a similar humble and simple life, before both being assassinated by the British Royal Family.
    • He was a quiet unassuming man with simple tastes and was dedicated to his greyhounds and track.
    • These leaders, unlike Jesus, who was humble and simple, are the affluent lot.
    • There is something mysterious about the depiction of a simple, humble home.
    • Edward was a quiet, honest, simple American who had always protested his innocence.
    • He has called on a simple and humble life, following the traditions of the Franciscan Order.
    • It is a small, intimate and humble place where a simple congregation once gathered for spiritual sustenance.
    • She was so simple and unpretentious that most people who met her had no idea of the depth of her inner life.
    • For despite the artist's romantic wishful thinking, his rustic Bretons were no simple peasants.
    • We're quiet, simple folk here, show some respect will you?
    • Despite their riches, the inhabitants of Madhapura are unassuming and lead a simple lifestyle.
    • The voice is unaffectedly simple, warm and kind although sometimes a little sad.
    • Living in the shadow of Newgate Prison, Sweeney Todd tries to carve out a quiet and simple life as a barber.
    • Mole is a creature of great loyalty and peace, satisfied to live a quiet and simple life.
    • Life at the monastery is simple, with a handful of monks beginning each day with prayers and meditation.
    • Like the movie they are associated with, the trio too is unassuming, down-to-earth and simple.
    • Live a simple and a temperate life, that you may give all your powers to your profession.
  • 4

    • 4.1(unsophisticated, humble)

      I am but a simple shepherd no soy más que un simple pastor

    • 4.2(naive)


    • 4.3(retarded)

      corto de alcances
      • Marx always emphasised that we can learn more from intelligent conservatives than from simple liberals.

  • 5

    (equation) de primer grado
    (fraction) simple
    (eye) simple
    (eye) ocelado
    (interest) simple
    (machine/motion) simple
    • That way you can upgrade your patient's break from a simple to a compound fracture and claim more money from the insurance company.
    • A lively dance; the music from Shakespeare's time is often in simple rather than compound metre.
    • The interest rolls up in the units you buy, so you actually get capital gain on your units rather than simple interest.
    • Bankers charged simple interest, with interest capitalised at intervals.
    • They gave her simple interest on it and they absolved her of her liability for the occupation rent.
    • Equity awarded simple interest at a time when courts of law had no right under common law or statute to award any interest.
    • The lender would then sue and only be entitled to simple interest on the judgment.