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"Crafty" is an adjective which is often translated as "astuto", and "sneaky" is an adjective which is also often translated as "astuto". Learn more about the difference between "crafty" and "sneaky" below.
crafty(
krahf
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di
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (cunning)
a. astuto
Crafty businessmen have made a killing by exploiting this loophole in the law.Los empresarios astutos se han forrado aprovechándose de esta laguna legal.
b. vivo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The crafty ones made sure they arrived at the crack of dawn, so they were first in line.Los más vivos se aseguraron de estar allí al amanecer, para ser los primeros en la cola.
c. zorro
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The crafty old devil is keeping very quiet about what's in his will.El muy zorro no suelta prenda sobre el contenido de su testamento.
d. artero
The interviewers asked me a lot of crafty questions, trying to catch me out.Los entrevistadores me hicieron muchas preguntas arteras, tratando de pillarme desprevenido.
e. hábil
Joe has a very crafty way of changing the rules when it suits him.Joe tiene una forma muy hábil de cambiar las reglas según le conviene.
2. (good at handicrafts)
a. bueno para las manualidades
My friend Yasmin is quite crafty, and she knits beautifully.Mi amiga Yasmín es muy buena para las manualidades y teje rebién.
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sneaky(
sni
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ki
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (deceitful)
a. astuto
He's a sneaky guy. We never know what he's planning.Es un tipo astuto. Nunca sabemos lo que está tramando.
b. ladino
She's so sneaky that she set us up.La muy ladina nos tendió una trampa.
c. solapado
The government implemented the law in a sneaky way.El gobierno puso en marcha la ley de manera solapada.
d. furtivo
He gave me a sneaky glance when he walked by me.Me dio una mirada furtiva cuando pasó por mi lado.
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