Puedo=may Puedo = can. How does one tell the difference?
I want to say "Puedo ir caminar"? which suggests "am I able to walk"? when I mean "may I have permission to walk"? How does one show the true meaning , and is it necessary in Spanish to do so ?
Hi ray, the question is : how do you distinguish that in English, not in Spanish, as there is no difference
¿Puedo ir a caminar?
As you are asking somebody, this is obviously may I ....
However, can and may are often intechanged by natives, too, so I would not worry. One understands through context.
I am able to walk. Puedo caminar.
Who resurrected this old chestnut?
¡Cómo misterioso !