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able

adjective (CAN DO)
能做
 
 
/ˈeɪ.bl̩/
be able to do sth to have the necessary physical strength, mental power, skill, time, money or opportunity to do something
能够做…
Will she be able to cope with the work?
她能应付这项工作吗?
He's never been able to admit to his mistakes.
他从来就不会承认自己的错误。
I'm sorry that I wasn't able to phone you yesterday.
对不起,昨天我没能给你打电话。
It's so wonderful being able to see the sea from my window.
能从我的窗口看到大海,真是太妙了。
Skilled, talented and able
be better able to do something to find it easier to do something
更易于做某事
Get a good night's sleep and you'll feel better able to cope.
晚上好好睡一觉,更容易解决问题。
Skilled, talented and able
(Definition of able adjective (CAN DO) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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