Quick answer
"Capacity" is a noun which is often translated as "la capacidad", and "capability" is a noun which is also often translated as "la capacidad". Learn more about the difference between "capacity" and "capability" below.
capacity(
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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. (space)
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).
The backpack has a 35-liter capacity.La mochila tiene una capacidad de 35 litros.
b. la cabida
(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).
The theater has a seating capacity of 350.El teatro tiene cabida para 350 personas.
c. el aforo
(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).
We sold 1,350 tickets for the concert. That's 95% of the hall's capacity.Vendimos 1,350 entradas para el concierto, eso corresponde al 95% del aforo de la sala.
2. (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).
She has a tremendous capacity for learning.Tiene una enorme capcidad de aprender.
3. (role)
a. la calidad
(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).
An architect worked on the project, but only in an advisory capacity.Un arquitecto trabajó en el proyecto, pero solo en calidad de asesor.
4. (output)
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).
His investment in the brewery has doubled production capacity.Su inversión en la cervecería dobló su capacidad productiva.
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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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