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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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person, animal)
a. listo(a)
2. (plan, idea)
a. ingenioso(a)
she's very clever at mathematicsse le dan muy bien las matemáticas
to be clever with one's handsser muy habilidoso(a) ser un(a) manitas
3. (colloquial)
she's too clever by halfse pasa de lista
4. (fam pej) (United Kingdom)
clever clogs or dicksabelotodo listillo(a) m,f
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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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