There are 2 translations of wise in Spanish:

wise1

Pronunciation: /waɪz/

adj (wiser, wisest)

  • 1.1 (prudent) [person] prudente, sensato; [choice/decision] acertado, prudente I'm sure it is the wisest course of action estoy convencido de que es lo más acertado it would be wise to call first sería prudente or aconsejable llamar antes
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    • He added: ‘There are times when a prudent silence is wise.’
    • It was a wise concession to Russian sensibilities.
    • We have to do this in a very smart, wise, sensible way.
    1.2 (learned, experienced) sabio the three Wise Men los Reyes Magos to be wise in the ways of business/the world tener* experiencia en los negocios/de la vida it's easy to be wise after the event es muy fácil criticar a posteriori to be none the wiser I'm none the wiser sigo sin entender or sin enterarme he explained it again but I was none the wiser lo volvió a explicar pero yo seguí sin enterarme or [familiar/colloquial] seguí en ayunas eat one: no-one will be any the wiser cómete una, nadie se va a dar cuenta to get wise with sb (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] insolentarse con algn
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    • There, with a bit of good advice and wise judgement, you'll eat some of the most fascinating and memorable food you could ever hope to experience at a fraction of the price.
    • Both are now doing the tour of duty around company boardrooms as non-executive directors, lending a bit of experience here and a wise word there.
    • I know because I was 18 and keeping a diary of my experiences, wise thoughts and bad poetry.
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    • Is pine conversion economically wise in the long run - the real long run?
    • Be wise in your handling of this precious knowledge; its secrecy is imperative.
    • My friend had worked in ‘the Industry’ and was wise in the ways of Hollywood.
    1.3 (aware) [colloquial/familiar]to be wise to sth/sb I thought you'd be wise to his tricks by now creía que ya le conocerías las mañas don't worry, I'm wise to him no te preocupes que lo conozco muy bien or [familiar/colloquial] ya lo tengo calado to put sb wise about sth/sb [colloquial/familiar] alertar a algn sobre algo/algn
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    • Burglars rarely took stolen gear back to their homes, were wise to police interviewing techniques and rarely left evidence at the scene of their crimes, Mr Blowers said.
    • On April 10, the forestry police finally became wise to the situation and raided the restaurant, arresting the owner and 20 employees.

Phrasal verbs

wise up

[colloquial/familiar]

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Catalán is the language of Catalonia. Like Castilian, Catalan is a Romance language. Variants of it include mallorquín of the Balearic Islands and valenciano spoken in the autonomous region of Valencia. Banned under Franco, Catalan has enjoyed a revival since Spain's return to democracy and now has around 11 million speakers. It is the medium of instruction in schools and universities and its use is widespread in business, the arts, and the media. Many books are published in Catalan. See also lenguas cooficiales.