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Spanish translation: enteradillo, listillo

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16:13 Oct 9, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: wise ass
I need a colloquial equivalent here, something stronger than "sabihondo", "sabelotodo", or "ocurrente". Target equivalent should also be somewhat disparaging. Gracias.
Andrew Gordon
Spanish translation:enteradillo, listillo
Explanation:
· un enteradillo
· un listillo
Selected response from:

LinguaVox
Spain
Local time: 19:02
Grading comment
Parece ser el equivalente más apropiado. Gracias.
2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naPedancio
ZoeZoe
napequeño larousseDavid Moore
naPasarte de listo.David Salcedo
nalistillo
Gonzalo Tutusaus
namuy chistosoMegdalina
naaguililla, listejo, cuco, pájaro de cuidado, vivaracho,xxxTransOl
naCARA CULOBernabé Rico
naLibro con patasMaría Gabriela Morales
naenteradillo, listillo
LinguaVox


  

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9 mins
enteradillo, listillo


Explanation:
· un enteradillo
· un listillo

LinguaVox
Spain
Local time: 19:02
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 462
Grading comment
Parece ser el equivalente más apropiado. Gracias.
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27 mins
aguililla, listejo, cuco, pájaro de cuidado, vivaracho,


Explanation:
There must be a lot more. It is just a matter of time.

xxxTransOl
PRO pts in pair: 504
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59 mins
CARA CULO


Explanation:
Creo que si quieres algo más fuerte que "sabihondo" tendrás que quedarte con la otra acepción del término, es decir, con "ass". Efectivamente, creo que si no el término se queda un poco "light".

Bernabé Rico
PRO pts in pair: 52
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1 hr
Libro con patas


Explanation:
Puede resultar "antiguo" en la era de las computadoras =)

También:
sabiondo (presume sin serlo)
chupatinta (que estudia mucho)
tragalibros (idem anterior)

Gabriela


    Argentina
María Gabriela Morales
Local time: 15:02
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 23
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8 hrs
muy chistoso


Explanation:
When calling somebody a wiseass I would just tell them they're "muy chistoso". It is demeanng and puts their crude remarks in their place. I don't know your context, but in any situation I can think of and I really want to put them down - end of story - this is what I'd use. Good luck!

Megdalina
PRO pts in pair: 55
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8 hrs
listillo


Explanation:
I definitely agree with fcc, I think "listillo" is quite humiliating already.

Un saludo.

Gonzalo Tutusaus
Netherlands
Local time: 19:02
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 2176
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9 hrs
Pedancio


Explanation:
Pedancio m. burl. Aplícase como nombre propio al hombre pedante: don Pedancio.

ZoeZoe
PRO pts in pair: 107
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9 hrs
pequeño larousse


Explanation:
I don't expect you to choose my answer, but it might be of interest. This is what teens have been saying lately, at least in Murcia. The first time I heard it, I laughed out loud in class (a big mistake).

"Se cree el pequeño larrús".


    Years of teaching unruly teenagers.
David Moore
PRO pts in pair: 4
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16 hrs
Pasarte de listo.


Explanation:
In Mexico you could say "pasarte de listo" o say "no te pases de mamón"

Hope this helps.



David Salcedo
PRO pts in pair: 13
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