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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ability
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (talent, skill)
a. la aptitud f, 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).
he did it to the best of his abilitylo hizo lo mejor que supo
2. (capability)
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).
we now have the ability to record all callsahora podemos grabar todas las llamadas
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ability [əˈbɪlɪtɪ]
noun
1 (capacity) aptitud (f); capacidad (f)
ability to pay solvencia (f); recursos (m); his ability in French su aptitud para el francés; to the best of my ability lo mejor que pueda or sepa; my ability to do it depends on ... el que yo lo haga depende de ...
2 (talent)
a boy of ability un chico de talento; he has great ability tiene un gran talento
abilities talento (m); dotes (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "ability"
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the ability to
la habilidad de
the ability to control people or things
la habilidad de controlar a las personas o las cosas
to the best of my ability
lo mejor que pude
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