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Pronunciation: /kapabl/

Translation of capable in English:


  • (personne, machine, test)
    capable (de quelque chose of something) (de faire of doing)
    c'est quelqu'un de très capable
    he's a very capable person
    il est capable d'une analyse lucide
    he is capable of lucid analysis
    il n'est même pas capable de faire cuire un œuf dur
    he isn't even capable of boiling an egg!, he can't even boil an egg!
    je vais lui montrer de quoi je suis capable!
    I'll show him/her what I'm capable of!
    il est capable de tout pour garder sa place
    he would do anything to keep his job
    il doit noter les appels mais je ne sais pas s'il en est capable
    he has to note down the calls but I don't know if he is up to it
    c'est une situation grave, capable d'évoluer vers la guerre
    it's a serious situation which could escalate into war
    je ne le crois pas capable de nous trahir
    I don't think he would betray us
    ils sont bien capables de nous dénoncer/de ne pas nous attendre
    I wouldn't put it past them to turn us in/not to wait for us
    ‘recherchons boulanger, bon salaire si capable’
    ‘baker required, good salary for the right person’
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