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Collaborative Dictionary     English-Spanish
capaz de
poder hacer algo
saber hacer algo
no puede andar
por fin logré escaparme
por fin pude escaparme
no podremos ver el exterior
'able to pay' also found in translations in Spanish-English dictionary
thanks to all of you we shall be able to pay it
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a       adj  
1    to be able to do sth        (of acquired skills)    saber hacer algo,   (other contexts)    poder hacer algo  
the child isn't able to walk (yet)      el niño no sabe andar (todavía)  
he's not able to walk      no puede andar  
come as soon as you are able      ven en cuanto puedas  
I was eventually able to escape      por fin pude escaparme, por fin logré escaparme  
able to pay      solvente  
2    (=capable)  
[piece of work]  
she is one of our ablest pupils      es una de nuestras alumnas más capaces  
b       cpd  
  able seaman      n   marinero    m   de primera or patentado  
ABLE, CAN     
Poder and saber can both translate to be able to, can and could.  
Use saber when to be able to, can and could mean "know how to":  
Can you type?      ¿Sabes escribir a máquina?  
His wife couldn't drive      Su mujer no sabía conducir  
Other contexts     
Generally, use poder:  
He can stay here      Puede quedarse aquí  
We have not been able to persuade them      No hemos podido convencerlos  
When can and could are followed by find or a verb of perception - see, hear, feel, taste or smell - they are usually not translated:  
I can't find it      No lo encuentro  
What can you see?      ¿Qué ves?  
Alternatives to "poder"     
When to be able means "to be capable of", you can often use ser capaz de as an alternative to poder:  
I don't think he'll be able to resist it      No creo que sea capaz de or pueda resistirlo  
    can         suffix  
a       adj   sano
b       cpd  
  able-bodied seaman      n   marinero    m   de primera, marinero    m   patentado  
get-at-able      adj   accesible  
un-get-at-able   *      adj   inaccesible
Translation English - Spanish Collins Dictionary  
"able to pay": examples and translations in context
You must be able to pay your winnings. Usted debe ser capaz de pagar sus ganancias.
He sure is able to pay for you. Él es ciertamente capaz de pagar por sí mismo.
In Bangladesh, BRACrequests donations from users who are able to pay for legal assistance. En Bangladesh, BRACpide donaciones de los usuarios que pueden pagar la asistencia jurídica.
One type is for developing countries that are able to pay near-market interest rates. Uno de ellos se aplica a los países en desarrollo que pueden pagar tipos de interés cercanos a los de mercado.
We'll never be able to pay these rates. Nunca seremos capaces de pagar estos precios.
We have to be able to pay the bills, Brian. Tenemos que ser capaces de pagar las facturas, Brian.
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