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Translation of caber in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • 2 (en tercera persona) [formal] (ser posible) See examples: cabe la posibilidad de que haya perdido el tren
    he might/may have missed the train
    solo me cabe una solución: renunciar
    I have no option but to resign
    there's only one option open to me, I'll have to resign
    no me cupo más que decirle la verdad
    I had no alternative but to tell him the truth
    es, si cabe, aún mejor que las anteriores
    it is even better than the previous ones, if such a thing is possible
    caber + infinitivocabe suponer que ha habido un error en el diagnóstico
    it is possible that there has been a mistake in the diagnosis
    cabría decir que …
    it could be said that …
    fue una de las épocas más sangrientas que cabe imaginar
    it was one of the bloodiest eras imaginable
    no cabe pensar que no estuviera enterado
    there's no question that he didn't know
    cabe esperar que …
    it is to be hoped that …
    cabría cuestionarse si es la persona adecuada
    we need to o we should ask ourselves whether he is the right person
    cabe mencionar que …
    it is worth mentioning that …
    dentro de lo que cabe, dentro de lo que cabe hemos tenido suerte
    all things considered, we've been lucky o we've been lucky, considering
  • 3 [formal] (corresponder) (+ me/te/le etc) me cabe el honor de presentar a …
    it is a great honor for me to introduce …
    le cupo la satisfacción de quedar entre los finalistas
    he had the satisfaction of being amongst the finalists
    el papel que le cabe a la mujer en la sociedad actual
    the role of women in society today
  • 4 (Matemáticas)2 entre 3 no cabe
    3 into 2 won't o doesn't go
    ¿cuántas veces cabe 5 en 25?
    how many 5's are there in 25?
    how many times does 5 go into 25?
Example sentences
  • Cabe resaltar que los cursos son gratuitos para la ciudadanía.
  • Como que un hombre quepa dentro de una botella, por ejemplo.
  • Ambas perspectivas son difíciles, pero caben dentro del cálculo.

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