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"Capable" is an adjective which is often translated as "capaz", and "able" is an adjective which is also often translated as "capaz". Learn more about the difference between "capable" and "able" below.
capable(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (competent)
a. capaz
I will hire Juan. I think he is a very capable worker.Contrataré a Juan. Creo que es un trabajador muy capaz.
b. competente
My new boss is a capable leader and an expert in his field.Mi nuevo jefe es un líder competente y experto en su campo.
2. (able to)
a. capaz de
For this job, we need someone capable of lifting heavy boxes.Para este trabajo, necesitamos a alguien capaz de levantar cajas pesadas.
3. (predisposed towards)
a. capaz
My friend says she would be capable of anything to get her boyfriend back.Mi amiga dice que sería capaz de cualquier cosa para que su novio regrese con ella.
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able(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (having the ability to)
a. capaz
We are willing and able to help at any time.Estamos dispuestos y capaces de ayudar en cualquier momento.
You are able to do anything you put your mind to.Eres capaz de hacer cualquier cosa que te propones.
b. poder
The paramedics asked her if she was able to walk.Los paramédicos le preguntaron si podía caminar.
2. (capable)
a. capaz
He's an able worker; it's no wonder they promoted him.Él es un trabajador capaz; no me sorprende que le hayan dado un ascenso.
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