Übersetzung von “could” — Englisch–Portugiesisch 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

passado de “can”
I couldn’t see him.
You said I could go!

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

forma educada de “can” quando usado para pedir algo
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

poderia
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

poderia
Could you lend me £5?
Could you turn the music down a little, please?

B1 used for making a suggestion

poderia
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

poderia ter
She could have been killed.
couldn’t have

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

não poderia ter
He couldn’t have damaged your bike – he was with me all evening.

(Übersetzung von “could” aus dem Cambridge Englisch–Portugiesisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)

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