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"Clever" is an adjective which is often translated as "listo", and "smart" is an adjective which is often translated as "inteligente". Learn more about the difference between "clever" and "smart" below.
clever(
kleh
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vuhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sharp)
a. listo
The clever little boy cannot be fooled.El niño listo no puede ser engañado.
b. inteligente
Mike is very clever; school has never been a challenge for him.Mike es muy inteligente; la escuela nunca ha sido un reto para él.
2. (ingenious)
a. ingenioso
Ferris devised a clever plan to not have to go to school.Ferris se inventó un plan ingenioso para no tener que ir a la escuela.
3. (skillful)
a. hábil
My grandfather was a clever craftsman who built much of his own furniture.Mi abuelo fue un artesano hábil que construyó muchos de sus propios muebles.
b. habilidoso
The seamstress is unbelievably clever with her hands.La costurera es increíblemente habilidosa con las manos.
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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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