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you may vs. you can vs you should

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Puedes = you can (are able) debes = you should

How do you say "you may", as in "you are allowed to"?

For example, "you can sing well" (ability); "you may sing here" (permission).

In English, many of us use "can" when we should use "may". Similar issue in Spanish? Or maybe no distinction between the two in Spanish?

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updated NOV 2, 2009
posted by DR1960

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I think that in some circumstances "poder" is possible, but you can also use "permitir"

¿Me permite cantar aquí?

updated NOV 2, 2009
posted by Izanoni1
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