1. The WordReference Forums have moved to new forum software. (Details)

To be able to do something

Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by paieye, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. paieye Senior Member

    England
    English - British
    I want to say in Arabic "X is able to make the Y be/do something."

    Is the word-order:

    1. "Is able X to make the Y, &c."
    2. "Is able X the Y to make, &c."
    3. Something else.
     
  2. rayloom Senior Member

    Paris, France
    Arabic (Hijazi Arabic)
    يقدر\يستطيع س أن يجعل ص يفعل شيئا
    So it's the 1st word order.

    Just a note, "make someone do something" might be expressed with the causative form of the verb. All depends on the context.
     
  3. paieye Senior Member

    England
    English - British
    Thank you !
     

Share This Page