There are 2 main translations of wise in German:

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wise 1

British English: /wʌɪz/
American English: /waɪz/

adjective

  • 1
    (Meinung)
    be wise after the event
    so tun, als hätte man es immer schon gewusst
  • 2 (prudent)
    (Vorgehensweise)
    (Lebensweise, Praktik)
    the wise thing to do would be to …
    am klügsten wäre es, … zu …
    you'd be wise to ignore it
    du tätest gut daran, es zu ignorieren
  • 3 (informed) See examples:be none the or no/not much wiser
    kein bisschen od. nicht/nicht viel klüger als vorher sein
    without anyone's being [any] the wiser
    ohne dass es jemand merkt
  • 4 [colloquial] (aware) See examples:be wise to somebody/something
    jemanden/etwas kennen
    be wise to what's going on
    [colloquial]
    she was wise to the fact that …
    ihr war klar, dass …
    get wise to somebody/somebody's tricks
    jemandem auf die Schliche kommen
    get wise to something
    etwas spitzkriegen
    [colloquial]
    get wise to somebody's plans put somebody wise
    jemandem die Augen öffnen
    put somebody wise to something
    jemanden über etwas Akk. aufklären
    put somebody wise to somebody
    jemandem, was jemanden betrifft, die Augen öffnen

Phrasal verbs

wise up

(American English) [colloquial]
transitive verb wise somebody up [to something]
jemanden [über etwas] aufklären
I'd like to wise you up to him
ich möchte dir über ihn die Augen öffnen
intransitive verb wise up to something
sich Dat. über etwas klar werden
wise up to somebody/somebody's tricks
jemandem auf die Schliche kommen

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