French translation of 'smart'
1. (= appearance, dress) élégant(e)
to look smart, to wear smart clothes être élégant(e)
They wore smart clothes. Ils étaient élégants.
2. (= expensive, classy) chic inv
the smart set le beau monde
3. (mainly US) (= clever) [ideaperson] intelligent(e)
a smart idea une idée astucieuse
4. (= quick) vif (vive)
1. (= sting) faire mal ⧫ brûler
My eyes are smarting. J’ai les yeux qui me brûlent.
2. (= feel bad)
They are still smarting over their defeat. Ils n’ont toujours pas digéré leur défaite.
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Example Sentences Including 'smart'
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Those with smart meters are already seeing reductions in energy consumption.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Next season is all about conventionally smart classics.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
They are a way to stay close to what smart people are feeling.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They were incredibly smart people who understood the importance of symbols.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
This is a superb programme that makes you feel smarter for just having watched it.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
You are smarter about love and see that a flirty friendship can become so much more.The Sun (2012)
You can also listen on smart mobile phones or those new internet radios.The Sun (2009)
You have the smartest ideas plus the ability to solve problems that baffle other people.The Sun (2013)
You will get smart with your heart and make good love choices.The Sun (2009)
STILL smarting from final defeat last term.The Sun (2012)
We aim to be sharper and smarter.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
A jumpsuit is a good bet if you want to look smart but fashionable.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He is still smarting about it.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
It would have been a much smarter move than trying to make herself heard.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It's a smart, chic alternative to that same old boxy jacket.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
She was also very funny and very smart.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There are people who are smarter than me.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The café is smart and clean with a varied range of dishes suitable for vegetarians.Sarah Brown&apos;s Vegetarian London (1988)
It should be chic and smart.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
She is smart and funny and knows her stuff.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The challenge instead is to amplify the minimum wage in smart new ways.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The purchase of woodland can be a smart financial move.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Where smart technology really comes into its own is in improving home security.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
You can wear them with smart clothes and you can wear them with a suit.The Sun (2014)
You have the best ideas but it is smart to make others feel their views count.The Sun (2006)
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'smart' in Other Languages
British English: smart /smɑːt/ ADJECTIVE
Smart people and things are pleasantly neat and clean in appearance.
I wore a black dress and looked very smart.
- American English: smart
- Arabic: ذَكِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: elegante
- Chinese: 聪明的
- Croatian: elegantan
- Czech: upravený hezký
- Danish: kvik
- Dutch: chic
- European Spanish: elegante
- Finnish: huoliteltu
- French: élégant
- German: schick
- Greek: ευφυής
- Italian: intelligente
- Japanese: スマートな
- Korean: 말쑥한
- Norwegian: smart
- Polish: inteligentny
- European Portuguese: elegante
- Romanian: elegant
- Russian: умный
- Spanish: elegante
- Swedish: stilig
- Thai: สะอาดและประณีต
- Turkish: şık
- Ukrainian: чепурний
- Vietnamese: bảnh bao
British English: smart VERB
If a part of your body or a wound smarts, you feel a sharp stinging pain in it.
My eyes smarted from the smoke.
Translation of smart from the Collins English to French Dictionary