plural - abilities; noun
1) (the power, knowledge etc to do something: I shall do the job to the best of my ability.) capacidad
2) (a skill: a man of many abilities.) habilidad
ability n capacidad
El plural de ability se escribe abilities
noun (pl abilities)
1 (capability) capacidad nombre femenino, aptitud nombre femenino
2 (talent) talento
to the best of one's ability lo mejor que uno puede
ability [ə'bɪlət̬i] n, pl -ties
1) capability: aptitud f , capacidad f , facultad f
2) competence: competencia f
3) talent: talento m , don m , habilidad f
acierto s.m.
alcance s.m.
aptitud s.f.
capacidad s.f.
despejo s.m.
disposición s.f.
facultad s.m.
habilidad s.f.
magín s.m.
suficiencia s.f.
talento s.m.
testa s.f.
noun (pl -ties) (talent) capacidad f, aptitud f; (faculty, power) capacidad f

to the best of one's ability — lo mejor que uno pueda

1) (=capacity) aptitud f , capacidad f

ability to pay — solvencia f , recursos mpl

his ability in French — su aptitud para el francés

to the best of my ability — lo mejor que pueda or sepa

my ability to do it depends on ... — el que yo lo haga depende de ...

2) (=talent)

a boy of ability — un chico de talento

he has great ability — tiene un gran talento

abilities talento msing , dotes fpl
* * *
noun (pl -ties) (talent) capacidad f, aptitud f; (faculty, power) capacidad f

to the best of one's ability — lo mejor que uno pueda

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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