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"Bright" is an adjective which is often translated as "brillante", and "smart" is an adjective which is often translated as "inteligente". Learn more about the difference between "bright" and "smart" below.
bright(
brayt
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (brilliant)
a. brillante
The sun is too bright for your eyes.El sol es demasiado brillante para los ojos.
b. luminoso
It's such a bright room that we might need some blinds.Es una habitación tan luminosa que puede que necesitemos persianas.
2. (very clever)
a. brillante
That kid is bright. Have you seen his math scores?Ese chico es brillante. ¿Has visto sus notas de matemáticas?
3. (positive)
a. positivo
Always look at the bright side of life.Mira siempre lo positivo de la vida.
4. (vivid)
a. vivo
Kids usually like bright colors.A los niños les suelen gustar los colores vivos.
b. fuerte
The color of the walls is really bright.Está muy fuerte el color de las paredes.
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smart(
smart
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (clever)
a. inteligente
You're a smart guy. You'll know what to do.Eres un chico inteligente. Tú sabrás lo que tienes que hacer.
b. listo
Ana's daughter is really smart. She always gets good grades.La hija de Ana es muy lista. Siempre saca buenas notas.
c. agudo
That was a smart answer from Rob.La respuesta de Rob fue muy aguda.
2. (cocky)
a. listo
Don't get smart with me!¡No te hagas el listo conmigo!
3. (stylish) (United Kingdom)
a. elegante
You look very smart in that suit.Te ves muy elegante con ese traje.
4. (brisk)
a. rápido
She set off at a smart pace.Empezó a caminar con paso rápido.
5. (sharp)
a. seco (tap or blow)
I gave the jar a smart tap to loosen the lid.Le di un golpe seco al tarro para aflojar la tapa.
6. (technology)
a. inteligente
Why do you need so many smart devices? You already have a smart phone and a smart watch.¿Por qué necesitas tantos dispositivos inteligentes? Ya tienes un teléfono inteligente y un reloj inteligente.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to burn)
a. escocer
My eyes were smarting from the smoke.Me escocían los ojos por el humo.
b. picar
I touched some nettles and now my hand is smarting.Me rozé con unas ortigas y ahora me pica la mano.
c. doler
This burn is really smarting now.Ahora sí que duele esta quemadura.
8. (to be upset)
a. resentirse
He's still smarting from her rejection.Todavía se resiente porque ella lo rechazó.
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