An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (proficient)
a. skillful
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
En el verano me volví muy hábil en la piscina.I became skillful at swimming during the summer.
b. skilful (United Kingdom)
La gente se apiñó fuera de la librería para comprar la novela más reciente del escritor hábil.People crowded outside the bookstore to buy the skilful writer's newest novel.
c. skilled
Messi es un jugador extremadamente hábil.Messi is an extremely skilled soccer player.
d. good
Mi hermano fue admitido al conservatorio porque es tan hábil para tocar el violoncelo.My brother was accepted to the conservatory because he's so good at playing the cello.
2. (astute)
a. clever
Es muy hábil para negociar y siempre obtiene lo que desea.She's a clever negotiator and always get what she wants.
3. (business)
a. working
Los documentos le deberían llegar dentro de tres días hábiles.You should receive the documents within three working days.
b. work
Mañana no es un día hábil, así que por favor regresa la semana que viene.Tomorrow is not a work day, so please come back next week.
4. (qualified)
a. competent
Es un juez hábil en asuntos laborales.He is a judge competent in labor matters.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (diestro)
a. skillful
es muy hábil con las manoshe's very good with his hands
2. (utilizable; lugar)
a. suitable, fit
día hábilworking day
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1 (diestro) skilful; skillful; (EEUU)
un político hábil a skilful politician; fue una hábil estrategia diplomática it was a skilful piece of diplomacy
es un hábil negociador un hábil manipulador de las opiniones
es muy hábil con la aguja he's very handy o good with a needle; ¡muy hábil! ya me has vuelto a endilgar el trabajo very clever! you've landed me with the job again; ser hábil para algo to be good at sth; es muy hábil para la carpintería he's very good at carpentry; Juan es muy hábil aparcando el coche Juan is very good at parking the car; es muy hábil para solucionar conflictos he has a real knack for resolving conflicts
2 (Jur) competent
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