There are 2 translations of listo in English:

listo1

(-ta)

adj

  • 1[ser] [persona] clever, bright, smart [familiar/colloquial] te crees listo ¿verdad? you think you're so smart o/or clever, don't you? [familiar/colloquial] te pasaste de listo you've gone too far estar or ir listo [familiar/colloquial], ahora sí que estamos or vamos listos we're (really) done for now [familiar/colloquial], we're in real trouble now [familiar/colloquial], we've really had it now (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] está lista si se cree que la voy a seguir manteniendo if she thinks I'm going to carry on supporting her then she's got another think coming [familiar/colloquial]
  • 2 2.1[estar] (preparado) ready no creo que esté listo a tiempo I don't think it'll be ready on time la comida ya está lista the food's ready ¡preparados or (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) prontos, listos, ya! ready, set, go!, ready, steady, go! (inglés británico/British English) listo para algo ¿estás listo para salir? are you ready to go? el avión estaba listo para el despegue the plane was ready for takeoff 2.2[estar] (terminado) finished el trabajo deberá estar listo para el jueves the job has to be finished by Thursday le das una pasadita más con la brocha y listo you go over it once more with the paintbrush and that's it (finished) o/or (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] and Bob's your uncle 2.3 (Andes) [familiar/colloquial], (manifestando acuerdo) okay [familiar/colloquial], OK [familiar/colloquial]

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There are 2 translations of listo in English:

listo2

(-ta)

m,f

(especialmente España/especially Spain)
  • 1.1 (inteligente) clever one, brainy one [familiar/colloquial] es el listo de la clase he's the brainy o clever one o the brains of the class [peyorativo/pejorative], he's the class know-it-all o/or know-all [familiar, peyorativo/colloquial, pejorative] 1.2 (vivo, astuto) tricky customer [familiar/colloquial]

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The CAP (Curso de Adaptación Pedagógica) is a course taken in Spain by graduates with degrees in subjects other than education, who want to teach at secondary level. Students take a CAP in a particular subject, such as mathematics, literature, etc.