He is something of a scholar.
Sukoshi wa gakumon ga dekiru.
small quantity; little; few; something; little while; short distance
topic marker particle; indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated); adds emphasis
scholarship; study; learning
indicates sentence subject (occasionally object); indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions); but; however; still; and
to be able (in a position) to do; to be up to the task; to be ready; to be completed; to be made; to be built; to be good at; to be permitted (to do); to become intimate; to take up (with somebody); to grow; to be raised; to become pregnant