Translation of able in Spanish:
- 1 (predicative) to be able to +
infinitivepoder + infinitive(referring to particular skills)to be able to see/hear
infinitivepoder ver/oírto be able to sew/typesaber coser/escribir a máquinathey were finally able to expose himfinalmente pudieron desenmascararlowill you be able to go?¿podrás ir?I am pleased to be able to inform you that … [formal]me complace poder comunicarle que … [formal]I think he's best able to answer that question himselfcreo que él es quien mejor puede contestar a esa preguntaby then you'll be able to speak French fluentlypara entonces vas a (saber) hablar francés con fluidezhe proved well able to look after himselfdemostró que era capaz de or que podía valerse muy bien por sí mismothose least able to afford itaquellos que menos pueden permitírselohe wasn't able to convince themno pudo or no logró convencerlosI'm afraid I'm not able to confirm itme temo que no puedo or que no me es posible confirmarloExample sentences
- Born into a noble family, Neroccio was one of the most able artists of late 15th-century Siena.
- Abler students would do well to supplement Post's book with Bell's ‘Elizabethan Women and Poetry of Courtship’.
- Two of the abler young novelists of the time, Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene, were converts to Roman Catholicism.
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