In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(intelligent, talented)(animal/person) inteligenteyou think you're so clever! — ¡te crees tan inteligente!
- she lost the tickets — that was clever of her! — perdió las entradas — ¡qué lista!
- ‘It was very clever of him to go for part-ownership of Canova's The Three Graces,’ says another critic.
- And how clever of them to choose an author who is so wildly popular with the young.
- I thought that was clever of me, more clever than usual that is, haha.
- As you may have gathered, fairies are among the most powerful and clever of species.
- It seems to me it was quite clever of the union to refrain from publicly backing their stance, as this would have opened them up to legal action.
- As far as the local cat population in Elstow is concerned, how clever of them to wait until Mr Suter is away on holiday before they decide to devastate his garden.
- Yes and I must say it was quite clever of you to figure that out so easily.
- It was something smart, smart enough to fool even Amelia, who was the most clever of the three of them.
- How clever of Dobbies to fly him in to its biggest centres to meet his devotees.
- He was of sturdy stock and clever of mind that saw him later in his career in the command of a privateer.
- How clever of you to have worked out at this late date that my name is Scott.
- While being quick and clever gives you an edge, this is one of those instant karma weeks - so if you don't want any, don't dish any.
- It was clever of her not to have asked ‘Do you want to come?’
- I had to admit, she was either one of the coolest grown-ups I had ever met, or one of the most clever of criminal accomplices.
- It was clever of Fry to write a film score decades before the invention of the motion picture.
- This was an interesting idea and it was very clever of Serocath to come up with it.
- I think we're all to blame but we're to blame because we weren't clever enough to understand how the system worked.
- How clever of the teacher, she thought, to get us so caught up in manipulating our legs into that position so that we were quiet for her for a little while.
- Pretension was compounded by the most clever of the cultured barbarians who pretended to be above it all.
- Jo was clever, cunning, intelligent, very quick, and could see things which other people couldn't.
2despectivo(artful)(person) listodon't try to be clever with me — no te hagas el listo conmigo
- she's just being clever — se cree muy lista
- We must always remember that what lures people here is the prospect of original and clever ideas.
- He was a confident trickster and was very clever at getting people to take his side.
- You are youthful, intense and clever at work to achieve goals and success in a tough assignment.
- There are cataclysmic family secrets that are revealed, and a Shakespearean finale that is a clever spin on the original.
- The game is not especially challenging, the hurdles one must overcome are not particularly original or clever, and I soon lost interest.
- However, while this approach is clever at first, it wears out its welcome before the film reaches its conclusion.
- The originals used a clever little insert that slipped right inside a .45 magazine.
- There aren't many that can compete physically with big Brian Irvine but Flo is so clever with the ball at his feet that the need for a physical contest is almost non-existent.
- Women have become incredibly clever at explaining these choices in ways that barely mention social pressures or male desires.
- It was clever, original, surprisingly complex and - most importantly - was not manufactured like so much of our contemporary music.
- Receivers are simply too clever at this level for that.
- Fascism came to be led by the brutal, the ignorant and the criminal - men who were clever at exploiting the irrationality of the masses.
- He proved clever with traps and caught a hare or two every other day, the basis of a flavorsome if somewhat monotonous stew.
- She enjoys disjunction, and she's also very clever with film technology.
- Like Mamie, she had studied fashion design and was always clever with her hands.
- Such clever allusions in the original title must have been deemed too esoteric for potential buyers.
- Seasoned watchers of him will attest to his annoying habit of fading out of games and trying to be too clever at times.
- Its initial premise - follow a single murder case for an entire season - was clever at the time.
- He's wise and he's very clever at the game and I think he's going into his testimonial season so it's working out fantastic for him.
- According to Strong AI, a computer may play chess intelligently, make a clever move, or understand language.
- What makes them artists is when they can create pictures and you can visualize what they're saying and they can play around with the rhymes and be clever with words.
- Is he particularly clever at digging holes and burying the cash?
- You can buy an optional i-Mon VFD to show through the front of the case, or you can hack in a Matrix Orbital display if you're clever with the screws.
- People became so clever at avoiding the tax, revenue fell and the law was tightened.
- They're never overly clever with anything that they do, chord progressions and bass lines are hardly contrived.
- A paid designer will use all sorts of clever artistic tricks - you now know that you will lose clients that way.
- Being clever with a cleaver does not run in his family.
- This is supposed to be satirical, but it's neither original nor clever, and the effect of viewing this cheese wears off pretty quickly.
- Civil servants, accustomed to hiding behind walls of secrecy, might simply devise clever new ways to foil the public's right to know.
- What was needed therefore was a superlative comeback - original, clever without pretentiousness and above all very funny.
- It was a clever and original fundraising idea that offered people a challenge.
- I saw nothing original or clever or ingenious about this film.
- It reminds you how clever, how witty, how well thought out the song is.
- It was jolly clever of Spalding Gray to be able to sit down like that for hours.
- Or are the birds simply so clever at finding a carcass soon after the animal's death that its owner concludes they are the perpetrators?
- It probably seemed clever at the time but, five years on, hung without any sense of history or irony in a big official institution, it feels almost depressing.
- He's a good header of the ball and clever with it.
- This has got to be one of the most clever of e-mails.
- What gain is there in silencing another, through ridicule, for example, or the clever use of debating skills, if it is at the cost of truth?
- The art of the quick retort, the clever reply, the sharp tongue are things many of us wish we had more of.
3(skillful, cunning)(player/magician/politician) hábil(invention/disguise/solution) ingeniosoclever boy! — ¡muy bien!
- to be clever at sth — ser bueno para algo
- he's clever at languages — es bueno para los idiomas
- to be clever with sth — ser hábil con algo
- she's clever with her hands — es hábil con las manos
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.