How do I say wise in Latin

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Lynx on 7/28/09 at 12:49 a.m. (quote) III

haven't had a school since the Easter holidays and accordingly my Latin is rusty ...
How do I best translate “act wisely”?
"Age callidus" sounds somehow strange ... "Be smart / smart" would also be conceivable.
Thank you for your help..!

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Graeculus on 7/28/09 at 0:53 am (quote) III

What do your rusty knowledge of Latin say about the use of adverbs?

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Lynx on 7/28/09 at 0:57 am (quote) IV

I was expecting some kind of response ...
Sorry, in English I wouldn't have any problems with that, but Latin ... Mhm, well, maybe "callide" ..?!
Good luck! :)

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baca on 7/28/09 at 5:16 p.m. (citation) IV

callide is correct as an adverb form
the adverb should come first

but I recommend the adverb "prudenter" from the adjective prudens, thus:
prudent age!

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Elisabeth on 7/29/09 at 10:42 a.m. (citation) III

Prudenter is much better - callidus has such a slightly negative aftertaste of "refined".

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Arborius on 7/29/09 at 10:52 a.m. (citation) IV

Quidquid agis, prudent agas ...