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smart
British English: /smɑːt/
American English: /smɑrt/

Translation of smart in French:

adjective

  • 1 (elegant) to look smart
    avoir l'air élégant
    you're looking very smart today
    tu es très élégant aujourd'hui
  • 2
    [informal]
    (intelligent)
    (child, decision)
    (shrewd) (politician, journalist)
    to be smart at doing it was definitely the smart choice
    c'est certainement ce qu'il fallait choisir
    he's a smart kid (informal)
    c'est un enfant futé
    would he be smart enough to spot the error?
    serait-il assez futé (informal) pour repérer l'erreur?
    if you're smart you'll book in advance
    ce serait futé (informal) de ta part de réserver à l'avance
    are you trying to be smart?
    tu veux faire le malin?
    you think it's smart to smoke
    tu penses que c'est malin de fumer
    he thinks he's so smart
    il se croit malin
  • 3
    (restaurant, hotel, street) inv
    the smart set
    le beau monde
  • 5 (brisk) See examples: to set off/walk at a smart pace
    partir/marcher à vive allure
    that was smart work!
    ça a été vite fait!

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (graze, cut, cheeks)
    his eyes were smarting from the smoke
    la fumée lui brûlait les yeux
    her cheek smarted from the slap
    elle avait la joue brûlante sous l'effet de la gifle
  • 2 [figurative] (emotionally)
    être piqué au vif
    he smarted under ou at the insult
    il a été piqué au vif par l'insulte, l'insulte l'a piqué au vif
    they are smarting over ou from their defeat
    ils sont sous le coup de leur défaite

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