Translation of clever in Spanish:


inteligente, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈklɛvər/ /ˈklɛvə/

adjective cleverer, cleverest

  • 1

    (intelligent, talented)
    (person/animal) inteligente
    you think you're so clever! ¡te crees tan inteligente!
    • she lost the tickets — that was clever of her! perdió las entradas — ¡qué lista!
    • Jo was clever, cunning, intelligent, very quick, and could see things which other people couldn't.
    • This was an interesting idea and it was very clever of Serocath to come up with it.
    • ‘It was very clever of him to go for part-ownership of Canova's The Three Graces,’ says another critic.
    • 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.
    • And how clever of them to choose an author who is so wildly popular with the young.
    • How clever of Dobbies to fly him in to its biggest centres to meet his devotees.
    • Yes and I must say it was quite clever of you to figure that out so easily.
    • It was clever of her not to have asked ‘Do you want to come?’
    • 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.
    • I thought that was clever of me, more clever than usual that is, haha.
    • How clever of you to have worked out at this late date that my name is Scott.
    • Pretension was compounded by the most clever of the cultured barbarians who pretended to be above it all.
    • It was something smart, smart enough to fool even Amelia, who was the most clever of the three of them.
    • 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.
    • It was clever of Fry to write a film score decades before the invention of the motion picture.
    • As you may have gathered, fairies are among the most powerful and clever of species.
    • He was of sturdy stock and clever of mind that saw him later in his career in the command of a privateer.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • I think we're all to blame but we're to blame because we weren't clever enough to understand how the system worked.
  • 2derogatory

    (person) listo
    don't try to be clever with me no te hagas el listo conmigo
    • she's just being clever se cree muy lista
    • You are youthful, intense and clever at work to achieve goals and success in a tough assignment.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • He's a good header of the ball and clever with it.
    • Being clever with a cleaver does not run in his family.
    • 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.
    • Seasoned watchers of him will attest to his annoying habit of fading out of games and trying to be too clever at times.
    • Like Mamie, she had studied fashion design and was always clever with her hands.
    • People became so clever at avoiding the tax, revenue fell and the law was tightened.
    • He was a confident trickster and was very clever at getting people to take his side.
    • Receivers are simply too clever at this level for that.
    • 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?
    • Fascism came to be led by the brutal, the ignorant and the criminal - men who were clever at exploiting the irrationality of the masses.
    • She enjoys disjunction, and she's also very clever with film technology.
    • 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.
    • He proved clever with traps and caught a hare or two every other day, the basis of a flavorsome if somewhat monotonous stew.
    • They're never overly clever with anything that they do, chord progressions and bass lines are hardly contrived.
    • It was jolly clever of Spalding Gray to be able to sit down like that for hours.
    • I saw nothing original or clever or ingenious about this film.
    • It was a clever and original fundraising idea that offered people a challenge.
    • We must always remember that what lures people here is the prospect of original and clever ideas.
    • A paid designer will use all sorts of clever artistic tricks - you now know that you will lose clients that way.
    • It was clever, original, surprisingly complex and - most importantly - was not manufactured like so much of our contemporary music.
    • 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?
    • What was needed therefore was a superlative comeback - original, clever without pretentiousness and above all very funny.
    • There are cataclysmic family secrets that are revealed, and a Shakespearean finale that is a clever spin on the original.
    • This is supposed to be satirical, but it's neither original nor clever, and the effect of viewing this cheese wears off pretty quickly.
    • The game is not especially challenging, the hurdles one must overcome are not particularly original or clever, and I soon lost interest.
    • Such clever allusions in the original title must have been deemed too esoteric for potential buyers.
    • The originals used a clever little insert that slipped right inside a .45 magazine.
    • According to Strong AI, a computer may play chess intelligently, make a clever move, or understand language.
    • This has got to be one of the most clever of e-mails.
    • The art of the quick retort, the clever reply, the sharp tongue are things many of us wish we had more of.
    • Civil servants, accustomed to hiding behind walls of secrecy, might simply devise clever new ways to foil the public's right to know.
    • 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.
    • However, while this approach is clever at first, it wears out its welcome before the film reaches its conclusion.
    • Its initial premise - follow a single murder case for an entire season - was clever at the time.
    • It reminds you how clever, how witty, how well thought out the song is.
  • 3

    (skillful, cunning)
    (magician/player/politician) hábil
    (invention/solution/disguise) ingenioso
    to be clever at sth ser bueno para algo
    to be clever with sth ser hábil con algo
    clever boy! ¡muy bien!