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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not able)
a. incapaz
I'm incapable of lying to you. I ate your birthday cake.Soy incapaz de mentirte. Me comí tu pastel de cumpleaños.
2. (unskilled)
a. incapaz
The festival was a disaster because the organizers were completely incapable.El festival fue un fracaso porque los organizadores eran completamente incapaces.
b. incompetente
Henry's a little incapable when using knives. Every time he uses one, he cuts himself.Henry es un poco incompetente con los cuchillos. Cada vez que usa uno, se corta.
c. inútil
You're not fired because I don't like you; you're fired because you're incapable.No estás despedido porque me caigas mal; estás despedido porque eres inútil.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. incapaz
she is incapable of kindness/deceites incapaz de ser amable/engañar a nadie
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incapable [ɪnˈkeɪpəbl]
1 (unable)
to be incapable of doing sth ser incapaz de hacer algo; she is incapable of harming anyone es incapaz de hacer daño a alguien; to be incapable of speech/movement quedarse sin habla/sin poder moverse; no poder hablar/moverse; a problem incapable of solution un problema insoluble; he is incapable of shame no tiene vergüenza
2 (incompetent) [+worker] incompetente
if he fails he will be considered incapable he lost his job for allegedly being incapable
3 (helpless) inútil
he was drunk and incapable estaba totalmente borracho
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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