In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) sagaz(person) perspicaz(decision) inteligentethat was very astute of you — en eso estuviste muy listo
- All three are politically astute and have been following the election in the media.
- I was incensed that my friend, an astute judge of character, had said yes.
- An astute and responsible mayor would use this decision as an opportunity for change.
- Our leader is intelligent and astute, as we have seen with her handling of Iraq.
- If officers have to make decisions for the Council, they need to be visionary and commercially astute.
- It also marks a shift in public attitudes which the former MP has been astute enough to recognise.
- In re-inventing Manchester for the new millennium, the city council has proved very astute.
- In the last general election no one, not even the most astute of pundits, foresaw his demise.
- Unlike some sportsmen, he has been astute enough to invest in a financial future during his playing days.
- I regard him as an astute businessman who is very conscious of the value of capital.
- Terry's as tactically astute as anyone I have worked with and when it comes to motivation he's one of the best.
- They are also astute at maintaining public sympathy by regularly deserting the picket lines to save lives.
- An immediate promise to continue funding the service is both the fair and politically astute thing to do.
- This is a very astute move on Ryan's part.
- She was also an astute businesswoman, eventually running three cafés and a catering business.
- He is said to be acutely focused and astute in assessing what he should and should not buy.
- He is learned, astute, admirably sensible, and possesses an elegant and clear prose style.
- The striker is tied to the club until October so holding on to him to the end of the season may be the more financially astute move.
- They defended superbly, attacked courageously and played the most astute tactical game.
- Such astute use of credit cards has kept Margaret in financially good shape for 15 years.
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