Quick answer
"Capability" is a noun which is often translated as "la capacidad", and "ability" is a noun which is often translated as "la habilidad". Learn more about the difference between "capability" and "ability" below.
capability(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (ability)
a. la capacidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I am not convinced of the company's capability to cope with future demand.No estoy convencido de la capacidad de la empresa para hacer frente a la futura demanda.
b. la aptitud
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
One of the first things the teacher will do is assess the child's reading capability.Una de las primeras cosas que hace el profesor es evaluar la aptitud del niño para la lectura.
2. (proficiency)
a. la competencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He is an excellent candidate, with a proven capability as a manager.Es un excelente candidato, de probada competencia como director.
3. (potential)
a. el potencial
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
At the moment we are not exploiting the full capability of the new IT system.Actualmente no estamos explotando plenamente el potencial del nuevo sistema computarizado.
4. (military)
a. la capacidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
After 1945, the Soviet Union aimed to match US nuclear capability.Después de 1945, la Unión Soviética se propuso igualar la capacidad nuclear de los Estados Unidos.
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ability(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (talent)
a. la habilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have the ability to sew without using patterns.Tengo la habilidad de coser sin usar patrones.
2. (faculty)
a. la capacidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Adaptive ability was crucial in evolution.La capacidad de adaptación fue crucial en la evolución.
b. la aptitud
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He lacks the abilities needed for the job.No reúne las aptitudes necesarias para el trabajo.
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