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Turkish translation of “could”

could

modal verb
 
 
strong /kʊd/ weak /kəd/
CAN A2 used as the past form of 'can' to talk about what someone or something was able or allowed to do
can' fiilinin geçmiş zaman hali
I couldn't see what he was doing. You said we could watch television when we'd finished our homework.Skill, talent and ability
POSSIBLE B1 used to talk about what is possible or might happen
bir şeyin olma olasılığını anlatmada kullanılır
The baby could arrive any day now. This kind of crime could easily be prevented. She could have (= might have) been seriously injured.Possible and probable
ASK A2 used to ask someone politely to do or provide something
bir şeyi nazikçe istemede veya sormada kullanılır
Could you lend me £5? Could I have another drink?Polite expressions
ASK PERMISSION B1 used to ask politely for permission to do something
naizkçe izin istemede kullanılır
Could I speak to Mr Davis, please?Polite expressions
SUGGEST B1 used to make a suggestion
bir öneride/teklifte bulunmada kullanılır
You could try painting it a different colour.Suggestions and proposals
I could (have) used when you feel so happy, sad, angry, etc that you would like to do something
mutlu/üzgün/kızgın vb. durumda bir şeyi yapma isteğinin bulunduğunu/bulunmadığını anlatmada kullanılır
I was so grateful I could have kissed her! Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
(Definition of could from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)
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