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(d'être) dans l’incapacité

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by SusyQ, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. SusyQ Senior Member

    Sweden
    US/Sweden; English/Swedish
    D’autres pays sont dans l’incapacité de garantir les droits économiques, sociaux et culturels des enfants...

    Does this signify an actual incapacity... or does it mean they they fall short in doing this (guaranteeing the economic and other rights of children)

    Merci bien!
    S
     
  2. Elme

    Elme Senior Member

    Paris
    French
    bonjour,

    "ils sont dans l’incapacité de" is the correct way of saying "ils ne peuvent pas".
    What you want here is a correct phrase for "they can't".
     
  3. Keith Bradford

    Keith Bradford Senior Member

    Brittany, NW France
    English (Midlands UK)
    Other countries are unable to... or ...are incapable of...
     

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