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ability
American English: /əˈbɪlədi/
British English: /əˈbɪlɪti/

Translation of ability in Spanish:

noun plural -ties

  • (faculty, power)
    capacidad (feminine)
    a student of great ability
    un estudiante muy capaz
    with the ability to lead a team
    con aptitudes para dirigir un equipo
    capaz de dirigir un equipo
    to the best of one's ability
    lo mejor que uno pueda
    I did it to the best of my ability her ability to walk is now severely impaired
    su movilidad se ha visto seriamente afectada
    he lost the ability to speak
    perdió el habla
    people's ability to pay
    los recursos de (que dispone) la gente
    Example sentences
    • All you are paying for is the ability to say that you've seen it early.
    • Britain should adopt a graduated income tax based on the ability to pay.
    • Finally, a more equal system of registration fees should be introduced, based on the ability to pay.
    Example sentences
    • She utilized her resources to the best of her ability.
    • I'd never seen her in a show before, so I had no idea the extent of her ability.
    • It is a mark of her ability that the player has managed to remain in the world's top five despite the injuries.

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