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Translation of "could" - English-Spanish dictionary

could

modal verb   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 pasado de “can”; se usa para expresar lo que alguien sabía o podía hacer I couldn’t see him. You said I could go!
A2 used as a more polite form of ‘can’ when asking for permission forma más cortés que “can” de pedir permiso 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 se usa para expresar lo que es posible que suceda 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 más cortés que “can” de pedir algo a alguien Could you lend me £5? Could you turn the music down a little, please?
B1 used for making a suggestion se usa para sugerir algo 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 se usa para expresar lo que podría haber sucedido en el pasado, y lo que se cree que puede haber sucedido antes de un momento determinado del futuro She could have been killed.
couldn’t have
used to express certainty that something in the past was impossible or didn’t happen se usa para expresar con certeza que algo del pasado es imposible o no ocurrió He couldn’t have damaged your bike – he was with me all evening.
(Definition of could from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

could

verb /kud/ ( negative short form couldn’t /ˈkudnt/)
past tense of can pasado del verbo ‘‘poder’’ They asked if I could drive a car I said I couldn’t She asked if she could go.
used to express a possibility para expresar posibilidad I could go, but I’m not going to I could do it next week if you helped me.
could have
used to express a possibility in the past: We could have gone, but we didn’t.
(Definition of could from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Translations of “could”
in Korean “can”의 과거형, 허락을 구할때 “can”보다 공손한 표현으로 “could”가 쓰임, 가능성이 있음을 표현할 때 쓰임…
in Arabic يُمكِن, يَسْتَطيع, هَل بالإمْكان؟…
in Malaysian boleh, mungkin…
in French pouvoir…
in Russian прош. вр. гл. can, может, мог бы…
in Chinese (Traditional) 能, (表示能夠或允許)能,可以…
in Italian usato come passato semplice di “can” per esprimere capacità o permesso al passato, usato come forma più gentile di “can” per chiedere permesso di fare qualcosa, usato per esprimere ciò che è possibile o che potrebbe accadere…
in Turkish can' fiilinin geçmiş zaman hali, bir şeyin olma olasılığını anlatmada kullanılır, bir şeyi nazikçe istemede veya sormada kullanılır…
in Polish mógł itp., można było, może…
in Vietnamese chỉ sự cho phép, sự bày tỏ khả năng…
in Portuguese passado de “can”, forma educada de “can” quando usado para pedir algo, poderia…
in Thai กริยาช่องที่ 2 ของกริยาช่วย can, สามารถ…
in German pret. von ‘können‘, Konjunktiv von ‘können‘…
in Catalan passat de “can”, s’utilitza per a expressar el que algú sabia, o el que algú o alguna cosa podia fer…
in Japanese “can” の過去形, (許可を求める疑問文で、”can” よりも丁寧)~してもよろしいですか, (推量を表す)~かもしれない…
in Chinese (Simplified) 能, (表示能够或允许)能,可以…
in Indonesian dapat, mungkin…
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