March 25, 2016 =========
☆ capable 有能な
The main way to use today’s word is to describe someone or something as having the ability to do X, or as being efficient or competent. So it can be used to describe things such as a “camera capable of being used underwater.” Or it can describe someone who is “capable of working under stress.”
Or my running friend, who is traveling from Adelaide to Boston next month to run the marathon, but she is currently recovering from an injury. She is capable of running a sub 3:30 marathon, but she’s not sure if she will be able to run that fast this time because she hasn’t been able to train properly.
Did you see that last paragraph, basically “capable” and “able to” are the same words? However, one is an adjective and one is a verb, so they are used differently in the sentence.