## "Klugscheißer"?

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Does Japanese have a term more-or-less equivalent to the German Klugscheißer (literally, "clever-shitter"; in English: smartypants, smartass, know-it-all, etc.)?

(Needless to say, this is not a term suitable for polite conversation!)

The best I could do was to look for translations for "smartass" or "smartypants". All I got this way was 賢い人, which, AFAIK, is not considered particularly vulgar, and does not even carry the derogatory/mocking overtones of the Klugscheißer. (But please correct me if I'm wrong!)

P.S. If you found an online source for this translation, please include it in your answer! I had no success with the many I tried, including a short video entirely devoted to equivalents in various languages (but not in Japanese).

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There's an entry on ALC: http://eow.alc.co.jp/search?q=smarty-pants&ref=sa

– snailcar – 2012-12-24T23:23:54.107

For the "pretending to be clever", you have 知ったかぶり.