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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkeɪpəbəl/

Translation of incapable in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (not able) to be incapable of -ing ser* incapaz de + infinitive/infinitivo he is incapable of taking a simple decision es incapaz de tomar una simple decisión she is incapable of jealousy/generosity es incapaz de sentir celos/obrar con generosidad
    Example sentences
    • I was absolutely demolished, emotionally wrung dry, incapable of coherent speech for a half-hour or so afterwards.
    • Now 78, Eduardo is wheelchair bound, alert but incapable of speech.
    • The person exempted from serious evaluation, after all, is someone considered incapable of significant achievement.
    1.2 (helpless) inútil, incapaz I'm not totally incapable no soy totalmente inútil or incapaz
    Example sentences
    • Lawyers prepare the necessary Enduring Powers of Attorney documents which allow you to appoint someone you trust to manage your affairs if you become incapable.
    • Furthermore, those charged with supervising the company on our behalf and protecting our savings were either incapable or unable to force the insurer to live in the real world.
    • He was arrested for being drunk and incapable and was taken to Toller Lane police station in Bradford, where he was locked up and placed under half-hourly observation.
    1.3 (not susceptible)incapable of sth [formal] this problem seems incapable of solution este problema parece ser insoluble [formal] the project is incapable of completion el proyecto no puede llevarse a término [formal]
    Example sentences
    • Attempts by the United Nations to broker a deal have foundered, allowing the problem to fester and become a sore incapable of being healed.
    • A possible explanation is that the human eye and brain are incapable of processing all the necessary visual information to apply the rule
    • And Burge's proposal seems incapable of explaining how they are possible.
    Example sentences
    • But once opportunity offered she was incapable of refusing…
    • Holst said of him that he ‘never joined in the ordinary hatred of Germany; he was utterly incapable of hatred under any provocation whatsoever’.
    • What he did say was that he wanted to be able to have the right to take his own life. He was incapable of doing anything for himself, he felt that he was a burden on his family, he was unhappy and he felt that now was the time to go.

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