Translation of able in Spanish:


saber + inf, adj.

Pronunciation: /ˈeɪb(ə)l//ˈeɪbəl/


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    (referring to particular skills) saber + inf
    to be able to + inf poder + inf
    • to be able to see/hear poder ver/oír
    • to be able to sew/type saber coser/escribir a máquina
    • they were finally able to expose him finalmente pudieron desenmascararlo
    • will you be able to go? ¿podrás ir?
    • I am pleased to be able to inform you that … me complace poder comunicarle que …
    • I think he's best able to answer that question himself creo que él es quien mejor puede contestar a esa pregunta
    • by then you'll be able to speak French fluently para entonces vas a (saber) hablar francés con fluidez
    • he proved well able to look after himself demostró que era capaz de / que podía valerse muy bien por sí mismo
    • those least able to afford it aquellos que menos pueden permitírselo
    • he wasn't able to convince them no pudo / no logró convencerlos
    • I'm afraid I'm not able to confirm it me temo que no puedo / que no me es posible confirmarlo
    • Abler students would do well to supplement Post's book with Bell's ‘Elizabethan Women and Poetry of Courtship’.
    • The country needs more able, less ideologically warped people in charge.
    • This will encourage children to work hard to improve in areas where they are less able.
    • The translation was made by an array of the most able scholars and poets of the time.
    • He praises her uncomplaining acceptance of the restrictions and disregard she had to bear as a woman when she knew herself to be much abler than most men.
    • Even as she got older and became physically less able, she was still as sharp as a button.
    • I think she's the ablest person I ever worked with in public life.
    • This Club has lost one of its ablest, best-liked, and most beloved members.
    • Two of the abler young novelists of the time, Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene, were converts to Roman Catholicism.
    • Born into a noble family, Neroccio was one of the most able artists of late 15th-century Siena.
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    (politician/performer/administrator) hábil
    (administrator/politician/performer) capaz
    some of our ablest officers algunos de nuestros oficiales más capaces