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"Infinitive" is a noun which is often translated as "el infinitivo", and "could be" is a phrase which is often translated as "podría ser". Learn more about the difference between "infinitive" and "could be" below.
infinitive(
ihn
-
fih
-
nih
-
dihv
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el infinitivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The infinitive of "goes" is "to go."El infinitivo de "goes" es "to go".
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (grammar)
a. infinitivo
The verb in that sentence should be in the infinitive form.El verbo de esa oración tendría que estar en la forma infinitiva.
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could be(
kood
 
bi
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (suggesting a possibility)
a. podría ser
Hey, is that your girlfriend over there? - Could be. I have a lot of girlfriends.Oye, ¿ella es tu novia? - Podría ser. Tengo muchas novias.
b. es posible
Today is Monday, right? - Could be. I honestly have no idea.Hoy es lunes, ¿verdad? - Es posible. La verdad, no tengo idea.
2. (conditional)
a. podría ser
I know you don't like clowns, but it could be fun to go to the circus.Sé que no te gustan los payasos, pero podría ser divertido ir al circo.
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