Translation of streetwise in Spanish:


espabilado, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈstritˌwaɪz/ /ˈstriːtwʌɪz/

See Spanish definition of espabilado


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    (kid) espabilado
    (kid) pillo
    (kid) avispado informal
    (politician) astuto
    (politician) taimado
    • Yeah, she's got grade A's in every O-level, but when it comes to general knowledge or being streetwise, she struggles a bit sometimes.
    • Poulter is streetwise enough not to bite the hand that feeds.
    • The striker is only 19 but was still streetwise enough to cut across Balde as he entered the box.
    • Unfortunately, too much of Blige's appeal is wrapped up in her gruff, streetwise persona and not enough is focused on her enjoyable but often pedestrian musical instincts.
    • In accepting the challenge of writing a chapter on the relationship between theory and research in criminology, I am streetwise enough to know that I invite at least two lines of criticism.
    • Another reason for the jump was the big influx of students in Sheffield who ‘were not necessarily streetwise,’ said Mr Hedges.
    • I am streetwise and clever and realise that any other course of action might have led to me having my head kicked in.
    • We have also got a lot more streetwise, and playing against the best sides has raised skill levels and mental awareness.
    • He is an amazingly streetwise guy with a tremendous intellect.
    • This trick was quite common in Kingston Hill at the time and streetwise citizens were probably becoming rather too wise to it.
    • She has all the intellectual abilities, but is more streetwise than the other two.
    • His experiences are contrasted with those of Joe, who is much more politically aware, cynical and streetwise.
    • You can very quickly go very high and very low in the same week and I think it makes London kids very streetwise and very society-wise.
    • They've just got to be a little bit more streetwise and that comes through making mistakes - as long as they learn from them.
    • PC Hall said: ‘A lot of children over the age of five are very streetwise and get a basic understanding from their parents.’
    • With this level of fear it is questionable to what degree today's working class children are becoming streetwise, and able to look after themselves.
    • He was streetwise, but at the same time there was this fragility about him.
    • Forced to play this ‘home’ fixture at Northampton, the Londoners attracted a crowd of just 3,595 and were edged out in an entertaining game by their more streetwise visitors.
    • She would say that she was streetwise and it wouldn't happen to her, but I was terrified.
    • You had to be young, streetwise and easy to talk to as well as being able to do the practical things - literacy and numeracy, doing presentations, working with other people and all that.
    • They even share a house servant, Manuelo, more worldly and streetwise than anyone else around.
    • It seems trite to refer to this band as sassy or streetwise or sophisticated because that's what everybody says.
    • Skinny suggests active. Skinny is more fashionable, more streetwise, more plugged-in, but not if you are seen to be struggling to maintain it.
    • It's stuffed full of Japanese cultural references, slang, and streetwise situations.
    • Think modern fabrics and traditional tailoring, with streetwise twists.
    • Putner's satire on the supposedly streetwise US stand-up scene is biting: he conveys masterfully the gulf between Stevens's self-image and the bathetic reality.
    • The designer said she's trying her hand at streetwise fashion with a musical twist.
    • In the near future, he is planning to add a new company to cater to more streetwise fashion garments for the younger, impressionable audience.