Caber Expressions

Fitting Spanish expressions

Caber is a Spanish verb with two distinct meanings – "to fit" and "to be possible" – and is also used in a number of common expressions.

caber   to fit
    to have room for
    to be possible
     
caber a alguien (money)   to get ___ as one's share
caber a alguien el honor
el privilegio
la responsabilidad de…
  to have the honor/privilege/satisfaction of…
caber en   to fit into
caber imaginar   to be able/possible to imagine
caber por   to go/fit through
      
¿Cabe la posibilidad de que…?   Is it possible that…? Is there a chance that…?
Cabe preguntar si…   You/One might ask if…
     
no caber a alguien tal suerte   to not have such/the same luck
no caber en sí de alegría
orgullo
satisfacción…
  to be beside oneself, bursting with joy
pride
satisfaction…
no caber en sí de orgullo   to be presumptuous, full of oneself
no caber hacerlo   to not have it in oneself to do something
     
No cabe duda de que…   There's no doubt that…, The only thing for it is to…
No cabe más que + infinitive   All we can do is…, The only option is to…
No cabe perdón.   It's inexcusable.
¡No me cabe en la cabeza!   I can't understand!
     
dentro de lo que cabe   under the circumstances, considering
si cabe   if possible

Caber conjugations