Spanish translation: sabelotodo/ratón de biblioteca
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Explanation: This is just one of several possibilities, and as far as I know it's only used to Argentina. You can use it for nerdy/geeky types :-)
Example: "ese tipo es un aparato..."
(it's not slang, but it's very informal)
Explanation: That´s the word used in Argentina for the kids who are always top of the class, craving to learn more ... i.e. bookworms
However, due to the influence of American series on local TV viewers, the word "nerd" has already become part of our youngsters´ everyday language.
In "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" the word
is used very often.
Monica Colangelo Argentina Local time: 06:24 Native speaker of: Spanish PRO pts in category: 4