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 `bility’ is like the `bility’ in `ability’, `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.
Example: Many students find the new teacher’s affability very irritating.