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.
2derogatory(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
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