Translation of able in Spanish:


Pronunciation /ˈeɪbəl/ /ˈeɪb(ə)l/

See Spanish definition of hábil


  • 1

    to be able to + inf poder + inf
    saber + inf
    • Born into a noble family, Neroccio was one of the most able artists of late 15th-century Siena.
    • Abler students would do well to supplement Post's book with Bell's ‘Elizabethan Women and Poetry of Courtship’.
    • Two of the abler young novelists of the time, Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene, were converts to Roman Catholicism.
    • I think she's the ablest person I ever worked with in public life.
    • Even as she got older and became physically less able, she was still as sharp as a button.
    • The country needs more able, less ideologically warped people in charge.
    • This will encourage children to work hard to improve in areas where they are less able.
    • This Club has lost one of its ablest, best-liked, and most beloved members.
    • The translation was made by an array of the most able scholars and poets of the time.
    • He praises her uncomplaining acceptance of the restrictions and disregard she had to bear as a woman when she knew herself to be much abler than most men.
  • ( abler, ablest)
  • 2

    (politician/performer/administrator) hábil
    (politician/performer/administrator) capaz
    some of our ablest officers algunos de nuestros oficiales más capaces