ser capaz

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ser capaz(
sehr
 
kah
-
pahs
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to have the ability)
a. to be able to
Tenemos que saltar ese muro. ¿Serás capaz?We have to jump over that wall. Will you be able to?
b. to be capable
No puedo hacerlo. No soy capaz.I can't do it. I'm not capable.
2. (legal)
a. to be competent
El juez dictaminó que el señor Gutiérrez no es capaz.The judge ruled that Mr. Gutierrez is not competent.
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