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American English: /ˈkɑmpədənt/
British English: /ˈkɒmpɪt(ə)nt/

Translation of competent in Spanish:


  • 1
    he's competent in his work/as an instructor
    es competente en su trabajo/como instructor
    to be competent to + infinitive
    estar capacitado para + infinitive
    I'm not competent to judge
    no estoy capacitado para juzgar
    I feel competent to deal with the situation
    me siento capacitado or preparado para hacerle frente a la situación
    Example sentences
    • Use words that show her that she is competent, capable, and talented.
    • For example, there's an ingrained distrust in our society of highly intelligent, highly trained, highly competent persons.
    • Tang and Siew are both talented and competent persons.
    Example sentences
    • K - 19: The Widowmaker is a competent, satisfactory submarine movie.
    • We'd been warned about possible poor service, but actually it was competent, if not outstanding.
    • But most were at least competent, some outstanding.
  • 2 (adequate) how's her German? — quite competent
    ¿qué tal habla alemán? — bastante bien
  • 3 (legally qualified) (Law)
    Example sentences
    • In other words, this is a finding of fact for the competent authority dealing with the case in the first instance and which, for reasons we give hereunder, we should not interfere with.
    • I went to court because the court is the only competent authority to judge whether the allegation holds or not.
    • It is a question of fact and degree in respect of which the court will only interfere with the decision of the competent authority if its conclusion is plainly wrong.
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