French translation of 'able'
to be able to do sth (= be in a position to)
pouvoir faire qch
⇒ It would be nice to be able to afford to retire early.
Ce serait agréable de pouvoir se permettre de prendre sa retraite plus tôt.
to be able to do sth (= be capable of)
être capable de faire qch
⇒ This frog is able to jump three metres.
Cette grenouille est capable de faire des bonds de trois mètres.
to be able to do sth (= know how to)
savoir faire qch
⇒ He is able to read and write.
Il sait lire et écrire.
- (= talented) [pupil, student, musician]
Example Sentences Including 'able'
Not being able to See where futures begin is a significant problem.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
She might even be able to stay away from Awakenings, depending on what the work was.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
He was no more able to discuss tactics than he was able to contemplate murder.TREASON KEEP (2001)
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'able' in Other Languages
- Arabic: قادِر
- Brazilian Portuguese: capaz
- Chinese: 能
- Croatian: sposoban sposobna
- Czech: schopný
- Danish: være i stand til
- Dutch: bekwaam in staat tot
- European Spanish: capaz competente
- Finnish: kykenevä
- French: capable
- German: fähig
- Greek: ικανός ικανή
- Italian: capace
- Japanese: ･･･ができる
- Korean: 할 수 있는
- Norwegian: dyktig
- Polish: zdolny zdolna
- Portuguese: capaz
- Romanian: capabil capabilă, capabili, capabile
- Russian: способный способная
- Spanish: capaz
- Swedish: skicklig skickligt
- Thai: สามารถ
- Turkish: muktedir
- Ukrainian: здатний
- Vietnamese: có khả năng
Translation of able from the Collins English to French Dictionary