Translation of able in Spanish:
- 1 (predicative) to be able to +
infinitivepoder + infinitive(referring to particular skills)to be able to see/hearsaber + infinitiveto be able to sew/typepoder ver/oírthey were finally able to expose himsaber coser/escribir a máquinawill you be able to go?finalmente pudieron desenmascararloI am pleased to be able to inform you that … [formal]¿podrás ir?I think he's best able to answer that question himselfme complace poder comunicarle que … [formal]by then you'll be able to speak French fluentlycreo que él es quien mejor puede contestar a esa preguntahe proved well able to look after himselfpara entonces vas a (saber) hablar francés con fluidezthose least able to afford itdemostró que era capaz de or que podía valerse muy bien por sí mismohe wasn't able to convince themaquellos que menos pueden permitírseloI'm afraid I'm not able to confirm itno pudo or no logró convencerlosme 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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