be smart

be smart
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be clever) 
a. ser listo 
Joe is very smart. He'll tell us what to do.Joe es muy listo. Él nos dirá qué hacer.
Glenda is not just beautiful, she's so smart everyone wants to be her friend.Glenda no es solo hermosa, es tan inteligente que todo el mundo quiere ser su amigo.
2. (to be cocky) 
a. no direct translation 
Jimmy was very intelligent, but sometimes he was too smart for his own good.Jimmy era muy inteligente, pero a veces se pasaba de listo.
You're very smart, aren't you?Te crees muy listo, ¿no?
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3. (imperative; used to address one person) 
a. sé listo 
Be smart and don't let the others guess what your plans are.Sé listo y no dejes que los demás adivinen cuáles son tus planes.
Be smart with your investments.Sé inteligente con tus inversiones.
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