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"Es posible" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's possible", and "pasado" is a noun which is often translated as "past". Learn more about the difference between "es posible" and "pasado" below.
es posible(
ehs
 
poh
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see
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bleh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. it's possible
No nos ha llegado el paquete. Es posible que se haya extraviado en el correo.We didn't get the package. It's possible that it got lost in the mail.
b. possibly
¿Irás a trabajar mañana? - Es posible. Ya me encuentro mejor.Will you go to work tomorrow? - Possibly. I feel better now.
c. maybe
Es posible que no me reconozca. Soy su vecino de arriba.Maybe you don't recognize me. I'm your upstairs neighbor.
d. it could be
¿Habrá quedado nuestro carro sepultado bajo la nieve? - Es posible.Will our car be buried under the snow? - It could be.
e. it could
Es posible que mañana haga sol.It could be sunny tomorrow.
f.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Es posible que no venga mañana. Te llamaré para confirmártelo.I might not come tomorrow. I'll call you to let you know.
Es posible que no lleguemos a tiempo a la ceremonia.We may not make it in time for the ceremony.
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pasado(
pah
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (time before the present)
a. past
Me gustaría viajar al pasado para ver cómo hablaba la gente.I would like to travel to the past to see how people spoke.
2. (grammar)
a. past tense
¿Cómo se conjuga el verbo "ser" en el pasado?How do you conjugate the verb "ser" in the past tense?
b. past
Di si la siguiente frase está en pasado, presente o futuro: "El niño jugaba a la pelota".Say if the following sentence is in the past, the present, or the future: "El niño jugaba a la pelota."
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (time)
a. past
No quiero hablar de victorias pasadas; quiero hablar de cómo podemos ganar de nuevo.I don't want to talk about past victories; I want to to talk about how we can win again.
b. last (most recent)
El jueves pasado me fui a Nueva York.Last Thursday I went to New York.
4. (culinary)
a. overcooked
El pescado está pasado; lo dejamos demasiado tiempo sobre la estufa.The fish is overcooked; we left it on the stove too long.
b. expired
Esta leche está pasada. Mira, ¡está expirada hace dos semanas!This milk is expired. Look, it expired two weeks ago!
c. overripe
Este aguacate está pasado. Está marrón por adentro.This avocado is overripe. It's brown inside.
d. stale
El pan está pasado. No lo puedo ni morder.The bread is stale. I can't even bite it.
5. (not stylish)
a. outdated
No me vengas a criticar el atuendo a mí, tú con tu ropa pasada.Don't come criticize my outfit in your outdated clothes.
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