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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.
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".
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!
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).