How do you say “I am so smart” in Japanese?

I’m learning Japanese at school and my friends and I are constantly saying things like this to each other. I can’t find anything on how to say this anywhere else soo……

I really hope that made sense.

6 Answers

  • Hi I’m a native Japanese guy. I can help you.

    Very formal : 私は非常に聡明です。

    (わたしはひじょうにそうめいです。Watashi wa hijyouni soumei desu)

    Formal : 私はとても賢いです。

       (わたしはとてもかしこいです。Watashi wa totemo kashikoi desu)

    Informal (very friendly) : 私、超頭いいし

         (わたし、ちょうあたまいいし。Watashi chou atama iishi)

    If you use this among your friends, informal expression is fine.

    If you say this with your friends playful, we say “I’m smarter!”.

    In this case, you can say friendly, “私のが頭いいし (わたしのがあたまいいし、Watasi no ga atama iishi)”.

    Technically or grammatically, we need “方(ほう、hou)” between “no” and “ga”, but youg guys often say like this without “hou”. It’s more cool for young age.

    But anyway, people basically don’t say “I’m so smart” in Japanese culture except for friendly kidding.

    We feel it’s too self concious.

    Hope this helps.

  • In Japanese one wouldn’t seriously say “I am so smart.” Japanese value humility. But, if you were going to say it, I believe kashikoi is “smart.’ (here is the kanji for it 賢い。)  Japanese expect people who are not known intimately to use polite language: watashi wa kashiko desu. (polite.) I am thinking of other situation where a Japanese might say it and it comes out differently then. boku ga kashikoi dayo (“I am the smart one”) ha ha ha joking among close friends. kashikoi means the same as atama ga iishi. it is literaly to have a good head. soumei, I don’t know that word. It is a new word for me I am looking at the meaning of the Chinese characters and I get the impression of someone who is bright. (smart). I really think the Japanese person before me has the perfect answer.

    Good luck

  • Although we use “Japanese” to explain each the language and race in English, Japan has 2 exclusive phrases for it. Japanese as within the language: ??? ???? nihongo “I talk Japanese” : ?????????????? (Watashi wa NIHONGO wo hanashi masu) ??(??? Nihon) approach Japan. The kanji man or woman “?”(? pass) is used to explain language ??(Japan) +? (language)= ???(nihongo) Japanese as in a individual: ??? ????? nihonjin “he’s Japanese” : ????????? (kare wa NIHONJIN desu) ?? (??? Nihon) approach Japan. ?(?? Jin) approach individual. ??? (Japan) + ? (individual)= ??? (nihonjin)

  • I Am So Smart

  • Boku wa sumaato na.

    I think that’s it (I’m looking at my Merrriam-Webster Japanese/English Dictionary).

  • depends on if u r a boy or girl

    girl says:

    Watashi wa sumatoda desu


    Boku was sumatoda desu

    I hope i helped ^.^

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