In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
2(vivo, listo)brightsmarton the balles muy espabilado para la edad que tiene — he's very bright / smart for his age
- para esto necesito alguien más espabilado que Portillo — I need someone a bit more on the ball / more with it / a bit smarter than Portillo for this
- tienes que ser un poco más espabilado y no dejarte engañar — you have to keep your wits about you a bit more / you have to keep more on the ball and not let people take you for a ride
sustantivo masculino y femeninoFeminine espabilada
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