In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(prudent)(person) prudente(person) sensato(decision/choice) acertado(decision/choice) prudenteI'm sure it is the wisest course of action — estoy convencido de que es lo más acertado
- it would be wise to call first — sería prudente / aconsejable llamar antes
2(learned, experienced)sabiothe three Wise Men — los Reyes Magos
- to be wise in the ways of business/the world — tener experiencia en los negocios/de la vida
- it's easy to be wise after the event — es muy fácil hablar (/ criticar etc. ) a posteriori
- to be none the wiser
- I'm none the wiser — sigo sin entender / sin enterarme
- he explained it again but I was none the wiser — lo volvió a explicar pero yo seguí en ayunas
- eat one: no-one will be any the wiser — cómete una, nadie se va a dar cuenta
- to get wise with sb — insolentarse con algn
3informal(aware)to be wise to sth/sb
- I thought you'd be wise to his tricks by now — creía que ya le conocerías las mañas
- don't worry, I'm wise to him — no te preocupes que lo conozco muy bien
- to put sb wise about sth/sb — alertar a algn sobre algo/algn
1literaryin any/no wise — de ninguna manera
- Other times, she was calmer and seemed almost wise, sensible, and compassionate to their plight.
- It was a wise concession to Russian sensibilities.
- In a dangerous world, wise leadership requires a prudent anticipation of untoward events and preparations to prevent them or mitigate their effects.
- Seriously, this is really more character assassination and it's disturbing to see wise and intelligent people discussing this in these terms.
- He added: ‘There are times when a prudent silence is wise.’
- Through sensible saving and wise investment choices, I have some money that I'll be willing to advance you in the form of plane tickets.
- A compassionate, wise, sensible man who always craves another adventure.
- If that does not indicate wise and sensible stewardship, I do not know what does.
- This is a wise and prudent course, but it will be politically difficult to achieve.
- Still, its ideal is a judicial system which dispenses objective, appropriate, rational, and wise justice.
- A wise teacher was discussing life with a young student one day.
- Bruce has often sounded astute before, but rarely has he sounded so wise.
- They had to be as tough as nails to get that job done, as well as wise and prudent - if not downright practical.
- Even if you can't meet the target the World Health Organisation recommends - five servings of fruit and vegetables a day - moving in that direction is a wise strategy.
- We have to do this in a very smart, wise, sensible way.
- He's a wise sage, a joker, a politico, an eccentric artist, a culture buff and a visionary rolled into one.
- They say you're not supposed to say it, it's not politically wise.
- That's a wise tactic for a politician who's likely to set his sights on another public job.
- Given his overwhelming majority, this is a wise and sensible move designed to promote unity.
- This is both constitutionally mandated and politically wise.
- She was so worldly and wise, and experienced in the world of theater and beyond, and in the short time I'd known her, she sort of took me under her wing as a mother would.
- There, with a bit of good advice and wise judgement, you'll eat some of the most fascinating and memorable food you could ever hope to experience at a fraction of the price.
- They are a genuinely friendly people, full of interest in the outside world and consummately wise in the ways of the desert.
- My mother told me my grandmother was wise in ways lots of so-called educated people were not.
- May they be wise in the paths they choose to follow.
- Allow some leeway on return times since trips often take longer than expected, but having someone ready to call for help if your group is overdue is a wise precaution.
- Both are now doing the tour of duty around company boardrooms as non-executive directors, lending a bit of experience here and a wise word there.
- A feudal prince must be wise in controlling the nobles and keeping the people content.
- His eyes were gray, and piercing, and were perceived as wise, and experienced.
- Unfortunately, though he was wise in certain matters, he seemed to blind to other matters.
- I know because I was 18 and keeping a diary of my experiences, wise thoughts and bad poetry.
- However, I fear these men are too wise in the ways of War to permit that.
- It's wise to begin experimenting early with these different preventive techniques.
- Pro football fans evidently are wise in their television-viewing ways.
- With that experience under her belt, she should be wise enough to do herself full justice tomorrow.
- Howard is old, boring and stuffy… or wise, experienced and reliable, depending on your viewpoint.
- Also, some missionaries have not always been wise in their methods, even inducing people to come to church for needed material help.
- My friend had worked in ‘the Industry’ and was wise in the ways of Hollywood.
- Not all of them were as experienced or as wise as they made themselves out to be, but it was a learning experience, certainly.
- An increasing number of wise consumers are shunning the shop-rage experience for a simpler, calmer and efficient alternative.
- Now, it may not be always the case that a commander in chief has served or that it was necessary that they served to be wise in the deployment of the military.
- But, although we undoubtedly assume that one becomes wise through experiences of life and death, this process is not a matter of course.
- Is pine conversion economically wise in the long run - the real long run?
- Be wise in your handling of this precious knowledge; its secrecy is imperative.
- We also have to be wise in where we choose to attack.
- This is a wise precaution before trying anything you feel uncomfortable with.
- It was one of the few things we could really get deep about and I loved to hear his wise and experienced opinion on the subject.
- The dive boat had a recompression chamber on board, too, which I thought might be a wise precaution!
- David agreed to be interviewed by Ron and was delighted to listen to the wise words of someone with so much experience in the game.
- Some of the more advanced moves take longer to master, but this was a wise design decision since it rewards more experienced players.
- Don't be in a hurry in purchasing replacement parts, be wise in choosing the parts you are going to use in your Ford car or truck.
- As manufacturers know all too well, gun magazine editors are wise in all things concerning how to make guns - they always have lots of suggestions.
- I think they are very wise in regards to experience with our intelligence.
- A man who was wise in policy, valiant in action and distinctive in leadership.
- She was wise in some ways, foolish in others, strong and yet weak, stubborn and yet compliant.
- Half of them did not have enough data about side effects to allow people to make wise decisions if they experience one.
- You know that we are weak, but you are wise in seeing our strengths.
- It would not be wise to reveal his knowledge to these people.
- Its theme is expectation, and it shows an artist infinitely wise in the ways of horses.
- He had been wise in his career choices, guided by his sprawling but close-knit family and his pugnacious agent.
- Burglars rarely took stolen gear back to their homes, were wise to police interviewing techniques and rarely left evidence at the scene of their crimes, Mr Blowers said.
- On April 10, the forestry police finally became wise to the situation and raided the restaurant, arresting the owner and 20 employees.
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