What does the word smart mean in this context?
- Is she smart meaning she is intelligent
- She is clean, neat, well dressed
I've looked up in dictionaries and I'm still confused what does smart mean in that context. Personally I think it means she is clever, because it is preceded by pretty but I am not sure.
Akiko is 20 years old, a second-year student at a language school in Tokyo. Her dad is a businessman, and her mom is a housewife. She has a brother in high school. She is pretty, gentle, and smart, but that doesn’t make her life any different.
She wants to have an outstanding and colorful life. She also wants to speak English fluently and to be able to find a good job in a big corporation. To achieve her goal, she has studied English for years, but she is still too shy to speak. Every time her high school friends come back from the U.S., they speak better English to foreigners than she does. They enjoy speaking a lot while she feels frustrated about her poor English.