Translation of "could" - English-Turkish dictionary

could

modal verb uk us 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.
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.
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?
ASK PERMISSION

B1 used to ask politely for permission to do something

naizkçe izin istemede kullanılır
Could I speak to Mr Davis, please?
SUGGEST

B1 used to make a suggestion

bir öneride/teklifte bulunmada kullanılır
You could try painting it a different colour.
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!

(Translation of “could” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)

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