soy capaz
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (I have the ability)
a. I'm able
¿Cuánto quieres apostar a que soy capaz de mover ese armario por mí mismo?How much do you want to bet that I'm able to move that wardrobe by myself?
b. I'm capable
Aún hoy soy capaz de correr una carrera de cinco kilómetros en menos de 25 minutos.Even today I'm capable of running a 5k in less than 25 minutes.
2. (legal)
a. I'm competent
Le dije al juez que soy capaz de someterme a juicio.I told the judge that I'm competent to stand trial.
3. (I could)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Por más que necesitemos el dinero, yo no soy capaz de pedirle a mamá que vendamos la casa. Es el lugar donde se crió.Even if we need the money, I can't bring myself to ask Mom to sell the house. It's where she grew up.
Soy capaz de matar a Lucho como llegue tarde a la cena de nuevo.I will kill Lucho if he's late to dinner again.
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