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plain
British English: /pleɪn/
American English: /pleɪn/

Translation of plain in Italian:

adjective

  • 1 (simple)
    (dress, decor, living, language)
    (building, furniture)
    plain cooking
    cucina semplice
    she's a good plain cook
    la sua cucina è casalinga ma buona
    a plain man
    un uomo semplice o alla buona
  • 2 (of one colour)
    (background, fabric)
    in tinta unita
    (envelope)
    a sheet of plain paper (unheaded)
    un foglio di carta non intestata
    (unlined)
    un foglio di carta senza righe
    a plain blue dress
    un vestito blu in tinta unita
    under plain cover
  • 3 [euphemistic] (unattractive) she's rather plain
    è bruttina
  • 4 (clear)
    (line)
    (marking)
    in plain view of somebody
    proprio davanti a o sotto gli occhi di qualcuno
  • 5 (obvious) it was plain to everyone that he was lying
    tutti avevano capito che stava mentendo
    it's a plain fact that …
    è chiaro che …
    it is plain from this report that … she's jealous, it's plain to see
    è gelosa, è evidente
    her suffering was plain to see
    si vedeva chiaramente che soffriva
    to make it plain to somebody that …
    fare capire chiaramente a qualcuno che …
    let me make myself quite plain, I'm not going
    voglio essere chiaro, non ci vado
    do I make myself plain?
    sono stato chiaro?
    she made her irritation quite plain
  • 6 (direct)
    (answer, language)
    can't you speak in plain English? in plain English, this means that …
    in parole povere, significa che …
    the plain truth of the matter is that …
    la verità nuda e cruda è che …
  • 8 (ordinary) See examples:I knew him when he was plain Mr Spencer
    lo conoscevo quando era semplicemente il signor Spencer
  • 9 (unflavoured)
    (yoghurt)
    (crisps)
    non aromatizzato
    (rice)
    in bianco
    (hamburger)
    = senza salse, cipolla ecc.

noun

  • 1 (Geography) on the plain
    in pianura
    the (Great) Plains (American English)
    le Grandi Pianure

adverb

  • 2 (directly) See examples:I can't put it any plainer than that
    non posso essere più chiaro di così

Idioms

to be as plain as day

essere chiaro come la luce del sole

to be plain sailing

(project, task etc.)

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