Can vs. Able
These two words are not very close in translation.
Can has a few meanings, first as a noun it means a tin or canister:
-A can of soup. A can of tunafish. A can of pet food. A can of soup. (Can is the container, usually tin, aluminum or metal).
Can as a verb mean “may” or “able to”
-I can run 5 miles in 30 minutes.
-I can see the planets on a clear night.
Able is an adjective. It means:
1.Having the power, skill, means, or opportunity to do something.
2.Having considerable skill, proficiency, or intelligence.
“He is able to run 5 miles in 30 minutes.”
“We are only able to see far away planets with a telescope.”
“A champion weightlifter is able to lift more than his own body weight”