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1       adj     ( -"er)   comp   ( -"ste(r, s)    superl  ) clever, intelligent  
[Augen]   intelligent  
[Humor]   witty, sophisticated  
(=vernünftig)  
[Entscheidung, Rat]   wise, sound  
[Überlegung]   prudent  
(=geschickt)  
[Antwort, Analyse, Geschäftsmann]   shrewd, clever  
es wird am klügsten sein, wenn ...      it would be most sensible if ..., it would be the best idea if ...  
es wäre politisch/geschäftlich klug ...      it would make good political/business sense ...  
ein kluger Philosoph      an astute philosopher  
ein kluger Kopf      a capable person  
ein kluger Kopf, der Kleine      he's a bright boy  
in kluger Voraussicht      with shrewd foresight  
ich werde daraus nicht klug, da soll einer draus klug werden      I cannot make head or tail   (Brit)  or heads or tails   (US)   of it, I can't make it out  
aus ihm werde ich nicht klug      I don't know what to make of him, I can't make him out  
im Nachhinein ist man immer klüger      one learns by experience  
kluge Reden halten or führen      iro   to make fine-sounding speeches  
kluge Bemerkungen/Ratschläge      iro   clever or helpful remarks/advice iro     
wer war denn so klug ...      iro   who was the bright or clever one ...  
so klug bin ich auch      iro   you don't say!  
nun bin ich genauso klug wie zuvor or vorher      I am still none the wiser  
der Klügere gibt nach        (Prov)    discretion is the better part of valour   (Brit)  or valor   (US)     (Prov)     
der kluge Mann baut vor        (Prov)    the wise man takes precautions  
wer klug ist, fährt mit der Bahn      it makes more sense to go by train  
wenn du klug bist, haust du sofort ab      if you're smart you'll beat it inf     
2       adv     ( -"er    comp)   ( am -"sten    superl  )
a    (=gescheit)   cleverly  
klug geschrieben/durchdacht      cleverly or intelligently written/thought out  
klug reden or tun kann jeder ...      anyone can talk ...  
b    iro   (=dumm)   cleverly  


klug reden   klug re•den      vi   to talk big, to make fine-sounding speeches  
klug schnacken   klug schna•cken      vi     (N Ger)  
inf       klug reden  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
taktisch klug exp.
good tactics

Entry related to:taktisch

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
to think one is clever
exp.
cleverly {or} intelligently written/thought out
exp.
you don't say!
[Iron.]
exp.
it would make good political/business sense ...
exp.
who was the bright {or} clever one ...
[Iron.]
exp.
that's what I call being clever
exp.
I cannot make head or tail {or} heads or tails of it ; I can't make it out
exp.
however clever he may be
exp.
she is clever, so is he
exp.
it makes more sense to go by train
exp.
however clever he may be
exp.
anyone can talk ...
exp.
if you're smart you'll beat it
exp.
by no means rich/as clever
exp.
she thinks herself very clever
exp.
I cannot make head or tail {or} heads or tails of it ; I can't make it out
exp.
one learns by experience
exp.
I don't know what to make of him ; I can't make him out
exp.
I don't really {or} rightly know what to make of it
exp.
she doesn't half think she's clever ; she thinks she's pretty clever
exp.
she's pretty, and clever as well
exp.
you learn by {or} from your mistakes
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'klug' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
sich sehr klug verhalten
adj.
klug ; schlau ; gewitzt
clever
exp.
ich bin genauso klug wie zuvor
exp.
es war klug, das zu tun
exp.
sehr klug {oder} weise!
exp.
es wäre klug, das Angebot anzunehmen
exp.
sich schlau {oder} klug durchs Leben schlagen
exp.
es wäre (taktisch) klug, sich zu entschuldigen
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"klug": examples and translations in context
Eure Kinder werden bestimmt klug und stark. I'm sure you'll have very strong, smart children.
Sie sind eindeutig klug und haben bemerkenswerte Instinkte. Well, they're 're clearly smart and have notable instincts.
Ein strategischer Rückzug wäre vielleicht klug. Perhaps it would be wise to affect a strategic departure.
Das halte ich nicht für klug. I don't think that's wise.
In Zivilangelegenheiten sind Sie klug, Samuel. In civilian things, Samuel, you are clever.
Ich gebe zu, Sie sind klug. I admit you have been clever.
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