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) astuto(person) sagaz(person) vivo informal(investment/move) hábil(investment/move) inteligente(assessment/argument) hábil(assessment/argument) perspicaz(assessment/argument) sagaz(remark) perspicazhe's a shrewd observer of the scene — es un sagaz / agudo / perspicaz observador de la situación
- a shrewd decision — una decisión muy acertada
- he's a shrewd businessman — es un lince para los negocios
- to have a shrewd idea — tener una idea bastante aproximada
- I've got a shrewd idea (of) where she's gone — estoy casi seguro de dónde ha ido
- This acts as another check on presidential power and a shrewd president will realise this.
- Talking of money, the reporters were shrewd enough to know that there was an emergency allowance set aside for those deprived of their means of livelihood.
- Whether Gandhi made her move out of shrewd calculation or simple magnanimity, it was a political master stroke.
- He was a very shrewd, very sharp head of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Slaveowners claimed that their practices, unlike sharp and shrewd Yankee treatment of factory workers, were unprofitable.
- The great Democratic presidents were not merely shrewd enough to balance their domestic programmes with a proficiency at fighting wars.
- General manager Danny Ferry made a shrewd move in signing the 32-year-old power forward.
- Her observations of people quickly gave her a shrewd idea of people's personalities and hence she could, for example, give friends advice on what to expect when associate with certain others.
- Pitt made his way to power more by shrewd political judgement and sheer luck than by public acclaim.
- The case cannot be literally proved, of course, but we have a shrewd idea of what can happen when such regimes are left to choose the initiative.
- In a press conference held in Melksham, the extent of his ill-gotten gains was revealed giving an insight into a man who the police describe as manipulative and a shrewd businessman.
- Miller's round body and comeback saga make him a fan favorite, but he's neither quick nor shrewd enough to play quality defense.
- Shumba was a fast fellow though and with a shrewd, sharp glance at Shanza he sat back for a moment.
- Aside from sponsoring motor races, Gordon was shrewd enough to recognise the potential of the infant motor industry.
- So it apparently represents what he enjoys, but it may also reflect a very shrewd choice of career path in the future.
- However, he worked hard and his shrewd diplomatic judgement enabled him to help forge an alliance with France in 1717-18.
- Your admirers and detractors alike have used these terms - an astute politician, shrewd, cunning - to characterise you.
- Businessmen will hire shrewd youngsters, who will help boost business.
- The sisters have already adopted a shrewd business move to allow children and their parents to learn together at the same time.
- A shrewd businessman, he raised his fees to unprecedented heights - and his envious rivals followed his example.
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