Translation of sly in Spanish:


astuto, adj.

Pronunciation: /slaɪ//slʌɪ/


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    (person) astuto
    (person) ladino
    (person) taimado
    you're a sly one ¡qué pillo eres!
    • on the sly a escondidas
    • The Romans, who will resolutely overwhelm an adversary with the might of arms, they say Phoenicians are deceitful and sly.
    • Ray was oblivious to my cunning and sly plan, and I kept it that way.
    • She'd obviously met a bad bunch, for McCabe is immoral, deceitful and sly.
    • When Chinese describe a person as ‘a monkey’, it means the person is extremely sly or cunning.
    • Diplomacy as a game values the sly, the cunning, the underhanded, the crafty.
    • How could he have forgotten how sly and deceitful Viya was?
    • If the character feels angry, I go crazy; and it's the same with sadness, but with the Marquise, she is sly and calculating and that's my hardest challenge.
    • It's not impossible that such a conspiracy is taking place, because there are many sly people who manipulate the dumb citizens for their own benefit.
    • His character is a blending of many different traits: he's smart, sly, manipulative, dangerous, and much more.
    • She was a rather cunning and sly teenager by nature, accented by her narrow brown eyes and usual smirk.
    • He was cunning, sly and a good strategist, beating her at games of wits when others can't.
    • Her letters therefore reveal a web of motives and sly manipulation that her uncomfortable position encouraged.
    • Lord knows the girl had made enough sly remarks about them getting together.
    • It is sly, clever after a fashion, and undeniably effective.
    • These bungalows had their own world, their own parties and picnics, their special sly and subtle ‘in’ jokes.
    • The dialogue is often artful, with sly suggestions that the seeds of various Shakespearean plots and themes were sown in the muck of their messy affair.
    • I'm starting to go faster at each race but I'm still not sly enough when it comes to hitting my adversaries!
    • But it is dispensed with such style, coupled to such a mixture of absurd silliness and sly knowingness about human nature, that you can't help falling for its charms.
    • Those raised in urban Western understanding of the psychology of the animal kingdom tend to view the fox as a cunning, sly, deceitful animal.
    • Stan nodded conspiratorially, a sly grin creeping over his face.
    • Galloway asked them, with a sly grin, to look out for his car.
    • He couldn't resist what appeared a sly dig at the directors of Dundee, suggesting that by refusing to accept his offer to invest, they were willing to risk their club's financial well-being.
    • A sly, mischievous grin then appeared on the thief's face.
    • His early morning frown slowly turned into a sly, cheeky grin, as if to say, ‘Look what I've found.’
    • On the cover shot, Fleck sports a sly grin as if he knew what a wonderful journey he was about to embark on.
    • He used to peel down to his jockstrap, muscles glistening, sly grin flashing, while firing cryptic answers at the media, which he loathed.
    • Was voting for these awards a sly dig at the American establishment?
    • The entire nation tuned in to watch his presentation of the 1994-1995 budget interspersed with Urdu couplets and sly digs at the opposition.
    • Oozing grace, charm, wit and style, she gives a masterclass of the English mannered style - a raised eyebrow here or a sly grin there sufficient to keep us engaged.
    • His hair will be carefully dishevelled (by me), he will be unshaven, and he will wear a sly grin.
    • ‘We may let in a few goals,’ he said with a sly grin.
    • ‘Something for you to eat,’ replies the breakfast girl with a sly grin.
    • Given his reluctance to admit the obvious, it's no surprise he still manages to aim a selection of sly digs at the Australian umpires and authorities.
    • By delivering her message with a sly grin, West reminded us that sex - and, by extension, life - is supposed to be fun.
    • He seems touched but then can't resist having a sly dig at himself by pointing out that the really tender thing to have done would have been not to include it on the album.
    • The sly grin on his face and the glint in Len's eyes said it all.
    • Juliano would turn around and there would be Petty, looking at him with a sly grin that said, ‘I got you again.’
    • But that short eyebrow, sly grin and crooked jaw are now what make me, well, me.
    • At the Chelsea Flower Show, Ann-Marie Powell finds garden designers looking to a geometric future and enjoys japesters taking a sly dig at the past
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    (look/grin) malicioso
    (grin/look) travieso
    (grin/look) pícaro