Caber Expressions

Fitting Spanish Expressions

Caber - to fit
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The Spanish verb caber has two distinct meanings – "to fit" and "to be possible" – and is also used in a number of common expressions. Learn how to get your share, be presumptuous, not have such luck, and more with this list of expressions with caber.

Caber translations

  • to be possible
  • to fit
  • to have room for

Caber expressions

caber a alguien el honor
el privilegio
la responsabilidad de…
  to have the honor/privilege/satisfaction of…
caber a alguien (money)   to get ___ as one's share
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
  to be beside oneself, bursting with joy
no caber en sí de orgullo   to be bursting with pride
to 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

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Caber - Spanish expressions

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