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Greek adjectives about intelligence Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in Vocabulary

Most people like to socialize with clever people. In this post there is a list of adjectives about intelligent people with examples translated in English.

 

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#1.έξυπνος, έξυπνη, έξυπνο: clever

Οι έξυπνοι άνθρωποι έχουν αίσθηση του χιούμορ.

Clever people have a sense of humor.

#2.εύστροφος, εύστροφη, εύστροφο: intelligent, someone who thinks fast

Η Μαρίνα έλυσε όλα τα προβλήματα των μαθηματικών μέσα σε ένα τέταρτο γιατί είναι πολύ εύστροφη.

Marina solved all the math problems in a quarter because she thinks very fast.

#3.ευφυής (ο, η), ευφυές (το): genius. We also use the adjectives ιδιοφυής and μεγαλοφυής with the same meaning.

Το σχέδιο του Οδυσσέα για την κατάκτηση της Τροίας ήταν μεγαλοφυές.

Odysseus plan about the Troy conquest was genius!

#4.πανέξυπνος, πανέξυπνη, πανέξυπνο: very clever

Όλοι πίστευαν ότι ο Μανόλης θα γινόταν σπουδαίος γιατί ήταν πανέξυπνος.

Everybody thought that Manolis would be a great man because he was very clever.

#5.ξύπνιος, ξύπνια, ξύπνιο: it means awake. It can also be used to mean smart.

Η Στέλλα είναι καλή πωλήτρια γιατί είναι ευγενική και ξύπνια.

Stella  is a good salesperson because she is polite and smart.

#6.τετραπέρατος, τετραπέρατη, τετραπέρατο: extremely clever

Ο Θησέας, αν και ήταν τετραπέρατος, δεν θα κατάφερνε να βγει από το λαβύρινθο χωρίς τη βοήθεια της Αριάδνης.

Even though Theseus was extremely clever, he wouldn’t have managed to get out of the labyrinth without Ariadne’s help.

 

Note that εξυπνάκιας  does not have the same meaning  as έξυπνος. It is derogatory and it means smarty-pants.

Example:

Αν και είναι πολύ όμορφος, δεν αρέσει στα κορίτσια γιατί είναι εξυπνάκιας.

Even though he is very handsome, the girls don’t like him because he is a smarty-pants.

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About the Author:Ourania

Ourania lives in Athens. She holds a degree in French Literature and a Master’s degree in Special Education for Children. Since 2008, she has been teaching Greek to foreigners.


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