Simple – sencillo (m)/ sencilla (f)
(Pronounced sehn-thee-yoh or sehn-thee-yah)
To remember that simple is pronounced sehn-thee-yoh or sehn-thee-yah (sencillo/sencilla) in European Spanish, use the following mnemonic:
It started as a simple idea - but the world was sent reeling by Darwin's theory (sencilla).
Note: 1. Simple (seen-pleh) and sencillo/a are used equally in Spanish.
2. In spoken Spanish it is equally acceptable to have a "yah" or "jah" sound for a double L "LL".