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unable
British English: /ʌnˈeɪb(ə)l/
American English: /ˌənˈeɪbəl/

adjective

  • 1 (lacking the means or opportunity)to be unable to do
    ne pas pouvoir faire
    I wanted to come, but I was unable (to)
    je voulais venir mais je n'ai pas pu
  • 2 (lacking the knowledge or skill)to be unable to do
    ne pas savoir faire
    children unable to read
    les enfants qui ne savent pas lire
  • 3 (incapable, not qualified)to be unable to do
    être incapable de faire
    she tried to answer, but she was unable to
    elle a essayé de répondre, mais elle en était incapable

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