Translation of "able" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈeɪ.bəl/ us /ˈeɪ.bəl/

able adjective (CAN DO)

be able to do sth

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A2 to have the necessary physical strength, mental power, skill, time, money, or opportunity to do something

Will she be able to cope with the work? 她能應付這項工作嗎?
He's never been able to admit to his mistakes. 他從來就不會承認自己的錯誤。
I'm sorry that I wasn't able to phone you yesterday. 對不起,昨天我沒能給你打電話。
It's so wonderful being able to see the sea from my window. 能從我的視窗看到大海,真是太棒了。
be better able to do something

to find it easier to do something

Get a good night's sleep and you'll feel better able to cope. 晚上好好睡一覺,解決問題的能力會更好。

able adjective (SKILFUL)

C2 intelligent or good at what you do

an able child/student/secretary 聰明的孩子/有才華的學生/能幹的秘書
This problem is now being looked at by some of the ablest minds/scientists in the country. 現在國內一些最有才幹的人/科學家正在研究這個難題。


uk / -ə.bəl/ us / -ə.bəl/ also ible

-able suffix (CAN BE)

added to verbs to form adjectives that mean able to receive the action of the stated verb

breakable 易碎的
washable 可洗的
movable 可移動的

-able suffix (WORTH BEING)

added to verbs to form adjectives that mean worth receiving the action of the stated verb

an admirable person 值得尊敬的人
an acceptable answer 令人滿意的答案

(Translation of “able” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)