Spanish translation: saber popular, saber de la calle
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02:03 Feb 25, 2002
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase:street smarts
A little common sense and street smarts and he sounded as logical and reasonable as any Harvard graduate.
(Parte de una reseña de la película 'De Mendigo a Millonario' de Eddie Murphy).
Explanation: I'd say picardía is general and conveys the meaning well. In Argentina we call this "tener calle": knowing how to deal with everyday life on the streets, not in theory, intellectually, etc.