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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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (competent)
a. capaz, competente
to be capable of doing somethingser capaz de hacer algo
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capable [ˈkeɪpəbl]
1 (competent) competente; capaz
she's a very capable speaker es una oradora muy competente or capaz; she's very capable es muy competente or capaz; I can leave the matter in your very capable hands si te confío a ti el asunto, estará en buenas manos
2 (able to) capaz; (predisposed towards) susceptible
sports cars capable of reaching 150mph coches deportivos que pueden alcanzar or que son capaces de alcanzar las 150 millas por hora; it's capable of some improvement se puede mejorar algo; such men are capable of anything hombres así son capaces de cualquier cosa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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