Spanish Word of the Day
Monday, May 26, 2014
incapaz adjective: incapable
  • You can translate some Spanish words by an English word which sounds similar, but the English word might be more formal or stilted than the Spanish. Incapaz is such a word. When incapaz is used to describe someone, without a following verb, incompetent is a better translation than incapable.
    obtuso e incapaz stupid and incompetent
    Están dirigidos por gente incapaz. They’re managed by incompetent people.
  • When you use incapaz with a following verb, you can translate it as incapable, but there are usually less formal ways of translating it, as in the next examples.
    obtuso e incapaz stupid and incompetent
    Están dirigidos por gente incapaz. They’re managed by incompetent people.
    Soy incapaz de escribir una novela. I’m incapable of writing a novel, I could never write a novel.
    incapaz de soportar la dureza de la vida unable to bear the harsh life
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