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Translation of "could" - English-Turkish dictionary

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
Translations of “could”
in Arabic يُمكِن, يَسْتَطيع, هَل بالإمْكان؟…
in Korean “can”의 과거형, 허락을 구할때 “can”보다 공손한 표현으로 “could”가 쓰임, 가능성이 있음을 표현할 때 쓰임…
in Malaysian boleh, mungkin…
in French pouvoir…
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 Chinese (Traditional) 許可, (禮貌地請求許可)可以,能…
in Russian прош. вр. гл. can, может, мог бы…
in Polish mógł itp., można było, może…
in Vietnamese chỉ sự cho phép, sự bày tỏ khả năng…
in Spanish pasado del verbo ‘‘poder’’, para expresar posibilidad…
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 Indonesian dapat, mungkin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 许可, (礼貌地请求许可)可以,能…
(Definition of could from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)
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