competent

competent(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (able)
a. competente
If Samuel's not competent at his job, he'll probably get fired.Si Samuel no es competente en tu trabajo, es probable que lo despidan.
b. capaz
Adonis is a very competent carpenter.Adonis es un carpintero muy capaz.
c. capacitado
We need someone who's competent enough to fix the plumbing.Necesitamos alguien que esté capacitado para arreglar la plomería.
2. (sufficient)
a. aceptable
Belinda's work is consistently competent if not stellar.El trabajo de Belinda es sistemáticamente aceptable aunque no excelente.
3. (legal)
a. competente
This court isn't competent to handle that type of lawsuit.Este tribunal no es competente para lidiar con ese tipo de pleito.
b. hábil (witness)
The judge determined that, in light of the man's mental state, he was not a competent witness.El juez determinó que considerando el estado mental del hombre, no era un testigo hábil.
c. admisible (evidence)
A lawyer has to present competent evidence to make his case.Un abogado tiene que presentar pruebas admisibles para defender su caso.
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competent
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. competente
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competent [ˈkɒmpɪtənt]
adjective
1 (proficient) [+person, pilot, nurse] competente; capaz
to be competent at sth ser competente en algo; students must be competent in five basic subjects los estudiantes tienen que ser competentes en or dominar cinco asignaturas fundamentales; to feel competent to do sth sentirse capacitado para hacer algo
to feel competent to do sth He wasn't competent to manage a large business A democracy should be ruled by the men most competent to rule it
2 (satisfactory) [+work, performance] aceptable
his work is competent, but not very original su trabajo es aceptable pero no muy original
she produces competent work on a consistent basis
a competent knowledge of the language un conocimiento or dominio suficiente del idioma
here everybody knows whether someone is doing a competent job or not
he did a very competent job hizo su trabajo muy bien; a highly competent piece of work un trabajo muy bien hecho
3 (Jur) [+court] competente; [+witness] hábil
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