Clever in Spanish | English to Spanish Translation


1. listo(a) (person, animal); ingenioso(a) (plan, idea)
  • she's very clever at mathematics se le dan muy bien las matemáticas
  • to be clever with one's hands ser muy habilidoso(a), ser un(a) manitas (español de España)
  • she's too clever by half (familiar) se pasa de lista
  • clever clogs or dick (familiar Pej) sabelotodo (sustantivo masculino) (británico), listillo(a) (sustantivo masculino o femenino) (español de España)
clever [ˈklevəʳ]
cleverer (comparative)cleverest (superlative)
1 (intelligent) [+person] inteligente; listo
clever girl! ¡qué chica más lista!; that was clever of you ¡qué listo eres!; that wasn't very clever, was it? (informal) eso ha sido una metedura de pata ¿no te parece? (informal)
2 (skilful) [+craftsman, sportsman] hábil; habilidoso; [+piece of work, action] hábil; ingenioso
he is very clever with his hands es muy mañoso; es muy hábil or habilidoso con las manos; she is very clever with cars entiende de coches; tiene mano para los coches; to be clever at sth tener aptitud para algo
3 (ingenious) [+book, idea, design] ingenioso
4 especially (smart, astute) [+politician, lawyer, criminal] astuto; listo; [+move, approach, plan] astuto; ingenioso; [+trick, hoax, technique, advertising] ingenioso
he was too clever for us fue más listo que nosotros; he did some clever book-keeping hizo la contabilidad con bastante maña; don't get clever (with me)! (informal) ¡no te hagas el listo (conmigo)!; to be too clever by half (informal) pasarse de listo
clever Dick (Britain)
clever clogs (Britain)
sabelotodo (m); listorroalistorra (informal) (m) (f);a listorra
He'll neeed a clever barrister to get him off this time
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