副词:ably 形容词比较级:abler 最高级:ablest
adj be ~ to do sth (used as a modal v 用作情态动词) have the power, means or opportunity to do sth 有能力, 办法或机会做某事; 能
*The child is not yet able to write. 这个孩子还不会写字.
* Will you be able to come? 你能来吗?
* You are better able to do it than I (am). 你比我更有能力做这件事.
adj (-r, -st / 5eIblIst; `eblIst/) having knowledge or skill; competent; capable 有知识或技能的; 有能力的; 有本事的
*an able worker 有才干的工作者
* the ablest/most able student in the class 班上最有才华的学生.
1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin:Latin
, from habere 'to have'
]be able to do stha)
to have the skill, strength, knowledge etc needed to do something I've always wanted to be able to speak Japanese.see usage notecan1 b)
to be in a situation in which it is possible for you to do something I'd like to do more gardening, but I never seem able to find the time. I haven't been able to read that report yet.
clever or good at doing something one of my more able students