First, let’s deal with the pronunciation. The first a is pronounced like the a in cat, bat and hat. The a in the second syllable is like the a in China. And the final ability is like the ability in probability, Capability and stability. The main stress is on the third syllable bi. A person who is affable is very pleasant and friendly. Such a person is usually very courteous whenever he talks to someone.
• Many students find the new teacher’s affability very irritating.