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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (showing good judgment)
a. wise
Me dio un consejo muy sabio.She gave me a wise piece of advice.
b. sensible
Me parece un método muy sabio de solucionar el problema.It seems to me like a very sensible method of fixing the problem.
2. (possessing wisdom or knowledge)
a. wise
El profesor sabio dejó que los estudiantes resolvieran el problema ellos mismos.The wise professor allowed the students to figure out the problem themselves.
b. learned
Es una jueza sabia; conoce las leyes como la palma de su mano.She is a learned judge; she knows the law like the back of her hand.
3. (skilled)
a. clever
Nuestro gato es muy sabio; hasta sabe abrir las puertas.Our cat is very clever; he can even open doors.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (sage)
a. wise man
El sabio bajó de la montaña para hablar con la multitud.The wise man came down from the mountain to speak to the crowd.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sensato, inteligente)
a. wise
2. (docto)
a. learned
3. (amaestrado)
a. trained
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (sensato, inteligente)
a. wise person
5. (docto)
a. learned person
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sabioa sabia
1 (docto) learned; (juicioso) [+persona] wise; sensible
más sabio que Salomón wiser than Solomon
2 [+acción, decisión] wise; sensible
3 [+animal] trained
(docto) learned man/learned woman; (experto) scholar; expert
¡hay que escuchar al sabio! just listen to the professor!
de sabios es rectificar it takes a wise man to recognize that he was wrong
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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