In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(competent)capazcompetenteI'll leave you in the capable hands of Mr Smith — lo dejo con el Sr Smith: queda en buenas manos
- I felt I was capable of doing this on my own as well, but I had no choice and no windscreen wipers.
- All the other regions had at least one outstanding player capable of making a huge difference.
- Immediate impressions suggest he is more capable of handling this sort of pressure than he was a year ago.
- We've proved capable in the past of coming from behind and we've handled the heat.
- I think we all felt we were a good side but not in our wildest drams did we think we were capable of what we have achieved.
- I am quite capable of being happy without outside interference thank you very much.
- How about educating staff so that they are capable of giving informed advice?
- The evidence is that some boys are failing to achieve the results of which they are capable.
- Liverpool is soon to have a concert venue capable of hosting the biggest bands.
- Alexa is a smart computer system capable of hearing and responding to the human voice.
- Only here and there did the Aberdonian produce anything like the form of which he is obviously capable.
- There is no ultra-sound machine capable of breaking down the scar tissue inside her head.
- What is it about you, do you think, that makes you capable of doing the work that you do?
- For a second time in the game Leigh showed how capable they were of springing from defence into attack.
- He hoped, and believed, that his Celtic side were capable of beating the champions.
- No one, not even Wise, claims that chimpanzees are capable of responsible behavior.
- Does the council think we are not capable of using the green bin without being forced to?
- Whether they are capable of mounting a decisive challenge is difficult to say.
- We can't afford to lose because Hearts and Aberdeen are both capable of catching us.
- What is good is that England now strive not just to win but to play the cricket of which they know themselves capable.
2(able)to be capable of-ing — ser capaz de + inf
- he's quite capable of just tearing the letter up — es muy capaz de romper la carta
- to be capable of sth
- it's competent work, but you're capable of better — es un buen trabajo, pero eres capaz de hacerlo mejor / puedes hacerlo mejor
- the car is capable of speeds up to 120 mph — el coche puede alcanzar una velocidad de hasta 120 millas por hora
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