English translation of 'naïf'
Example Sentences Including 'naïf'
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Ce recueil de contes témoigne de son goût pour le fantastique et de son écriture au charme naïf.Le Monde (2000)
Il reconnaît : " Je suis naïf, il y a quelque chose de Mychkine en moi.Le Monde (2002)
La première serait d'y voir un mélodrame flamboyant, par instants volontairement naïf, servi par la belle musique de Gabriel Yared.Le Monde (2001)
Tout un art naïf gonflait chaque matin le courrier de la petite poste, tout le village recevant une part de cette fantaisie nouvelle.Les moulins à nuages
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'naïf' in Other Languages
British English: naive /naɪˈiːv/ ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as naive, you think they lack experience, causing them to expect things to be uncomplicated or easy, or people to be honest or kind when they are not.
I was naive to think they would agree.
- American English: naive
- Arabic: سَاذَجٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ingênuo
- Chinese: 天真的
- Croatian: naivan
- Czech: naivní
- Danish: naiv
- Dutch: naïef
- European Spanish: ingenuo
- Finnish: naiivi
- French: naïf
- German: naiv
- Greek: αφελής
- Italian: ingenuo
- Japanese: うぶな
- Korean: 순진한
- Norwegian: naiv
- Polish: naiwny
- European Portuguese: ingénuo
- Romanian: naiv
- Russian: наивный
- Spanish: ingenuo
- Swedish: naiv
- Thai: ไม่มีเล่ห์เหลี่ยม ไม่มีมารยา
- Turkish: saf
- Ukrainian: наївний
- Vietnamese: ngây thơ
British English: blithe ADJECTIVE
You use blithe to indicate that something is done casually, without serious or careful thought.
On closer inspection, her optimism wasn't as blithe as it appears.
British English: wide-eyed ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as wide-eyed, you mean that they are inexperienced and innocent, and may be easily impressed.
This generation has lost a lot of its wide-eyed innocence.
Translation of naïf from the Collins French to English Dictionary
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