Übersetzung von “could” — Englisch–Katalanisch Wörterbuch

could

modal verb uk strong /kʊd/ us strong /kʊd/ weak /kəd/ weak /kəd/ us strong /kʊd/ weak /kəd/

A2 used as the past form of ‘can’ to talk about what someone or something was able or allowed to do

passat de “can”; s’utilitza per a expressar el que algú sabia, o el que algú o alguna cosa podia fer
I couldn’t see him.
You said I could go!

A2 used as a more polite form of ‘can’ when asking for permission

forma més cortesa que “can” de demanar permís
Excuse me, could I say something here?
Could I speak to Mr Davis, please?

B1 used to talk about what is possible or might happen

s’utilitza per a expressar el que és possible o podria passar
She could arrive any time now.

B1 used as a more polite form of ‘can’ when asking someone to give you something or do something

forma més cortesa que “can” de demanar alguna cosa a algú
Could you lend me £5?
Could you turn the music down a little, please?

B1 used for making a suggestion

s’utilitza per a fer una proposta
We could go for a drink after work tomorrow, if you like.
could have

used to talk about things that possibly happened in the past or might possibly have happened by some time in the future

s’utilitza per a expressar el que podria haver passat, ja sigui en el passat o abans d’un moment determinat del futur
She could have been killed.
couldn’t have

used to express certainty that something in the past was impossible or didn’t happen

s’utilitza per a expressar amb certesa que alguna cosa del passat és impossible o no va passar
He couldn’t have damaged your bike – he was with me all evening.

(Übersetzung von “could” aus dem Cambridge Wörterbuch Englisch-Katalanisch © Cambridge University Press)

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