In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(uncomplicated)(method/task/problem) sencillo(method/task/problem) simplethen 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 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 brief called for simple solutions, easily adaptable to diverse and complex uses.
- We do need to have legislation written in a more simple and easily understood form.
- The rules for surrendering are simple to understand but are deceptively difficult to put into practice.
- 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?
- Independence in Europe was not presented in simple constitutionalist terms but in policy-relevant terms.
- The solution is simple - to understand what an angel is looking for and then structure the presentation accordingly.
- Fingerprints are different: they are simple to use and easily checked.
- Why would Hersh write something so easily disproved by simple access to the source document?
- The solution to all this complexity cannot be more complexity; we must find a more elegant and simple solution.
- The notes are simple and are easily understandable even to a common man.
- Mortars are easily transportable and very simple to set up, fire and then dismantle.
- Although this idea is conceptually simple, it presents a large political challenge.
- 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.
- Unfortunately none of those journalists present raised such a simple question.
- The language used by the insurance broker should be simple and easily understood by the man on the street.
- The stack is not tiring, fun to play, and its simple patterns are easily understood.
2(straightforward)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
- Why they are kept unwillingly or in my certainty willingly kept from presenting just the simple facts.
- But matters pertaining to the Korean peninsula are rarely simple and straightforward.
- Why in the world could not the Senate agree to that rather straightforward, simple statement?
- All the fundamental paradoxes are true for one simple reason: they are truths.
- Very often the information sought could be obtained through a simple telephone call.
- Also, we are able to utilise him straight away to prevent simple situations from developing into nightmares.
- I should not have had to cross the world to discover something as simple and fundamental as this.
- 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.
- He slid under my guard and kicked me straight through anger into simple depression.
- The reason for this is simple: mice are not small furry humans.
- This looks to me more like a boom driven by very simple fundamentals.
- The ‘eye’ could not see any of the bombings for the simple reason that tall buildings block it.
- The whole thing was shaping up to be a rather simple, straightforward affair.
- The simple truth is that we can't have it all all the time.
- The reason was simple: If you had somebody on the beach, your boat was defenseless.
- And no one knows how many children in our schools are there illegally for a simple reason.
- 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.
- This simple truth lies at the core of the need for fair and rational government regulation of industry.
- The simple reason for this is that too much emphasis is placed on physical fitness to the detriment of skills and team play.
3(plain, unpretentious)(dress/style/food) sencillo(style/food/dress) simplethe simple life — la vida sencilla
- The dashboard is clean and simple in design, with all the instruments in a single binnacle directly in front of the driver.
- She was so simple and unpretentious that most people who met her had no idea of the depth of her inner life.
- He was a quiet unassuming man with simple tastes and was dedicated to his greyhounds and track.
- The simple design means assembly at the Romanian plant is done almost entirely without robots.
- We're quiet, simple folk here, show some respect will you?
- The simple white walls and clean lines of the store, he says, have the effect of allowing you to see the products clearly.
- He has called on a simple and humble life, following the traditions of the Franciscan Order.
- Despite their riches, the inhabitants of Madhapura are unassuming and lead a simple lifestyle.
- The black suit he was wearing was simple but enough to emphasize his lean body.
- It was a simple plain white envelope with Yoshiki written in gold on the front.
- It is a small, intimate and humble place where a simple congregation once gathered for spiritual sustenance.
- Learn how to create a cross between a quilt and a pillow using simple patchwork designs.
- The voice is unaffectedly simple, warm and kind although sometimes a little sad.
- 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.
- These leaders, unlike Jesus, who was humble and simple, are the affluent lot.
- The kitchen and bathroom are stark white, very simple and linear, but it creates a nice balance.
- The pale yellow dress she wore was simple enough, a straight cut with a laced up back and only one shoulder strap.
- It's a nice, simple site design and the posts are pithy and interesting.
- It was a ship of classic, simple design, like a flattened salmon, twenty yards long, very clean, very sleek.
- The entire layout is extremely basic and simple, designed to allow gamers to get in and out quickly.
- They lived a similar humble and simple life, before both being assassinated by the British Royal Family.
- Mole is a creature of great loyalty and peace, satisfied to live a quiet and simple life.
- For despite the artist's romantic wishful thinking, his rustic Bretons were no simple peasants.
- All furniture forms were plain in design with simple or no surface decoration.
- This can be seen in stainless steel or brushed aluminium in uncomplicated, unadorned and simple shapes.
- But the move from simple designs to the elaborate portraits was a long process.
- Cabin design is simple and modern, and finished in good quality materials.
- Inside the box was a band of white gold, a plain, simple band, with a single, simply cut diamond on it.
- True to its period, it has a simple design and is built of stone, with most of the house covered in gleaming white harling.
- Edward was a quiet, honest, simple American who had always protested his innocence.
- Living in the shadow of Newgate Prison, Sweeney Todd tries to carve out a quiet and simple life as a barber.
- Dressed in a simple and austere white, the students filled the auditorium with their stirring songs.
- There is something mysterious about the depiction of a simple, humble home.
- 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.
- Life at the monastery is simple, with a handful of monks beginning each day with prayers and meditation.
- The other features a modern look with simple designs in black white and silver.
4.1(unsophisticated, humble)simpleI am but a simple shepherd — no soy más que un simple pastor
4.3(retarded)simplecorto 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
- A lively dance; the music from Shakespeare's time is often in simple rather than compound metre.
- They gave her simple interest on it and they absolved her of her liability for the occupation rent.
- The lender would then sue and only be entitled to simple interest on the judgment.
- Bankers charged simple interest, with interest capitalised at intervals.
- Equity awarded simple interest at a time when courts of law had no right under common law or statute to award any interest.
- The interest rolls up in the units you buy, so you actually get capital gain on your units rather than simple interest.
- That way you can upgrade your patient's break from a simple to a compound fracture and claim more money from the insurance company.
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