I could tell
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I could tell(
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kood
 
tehl
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (I knew)
a. me di cuenta
Monica was mad at me last night. - I could tell. What happened between you two?Mónica estuvo enojada conmigo anoche. - Me di cuenta. ¿Qué les pasó?
b. supe
I could tell by your expression that you had a secret.Supe por tu cara que tenías un secreto.
c. pude ver
When you came into the room, I could tell you had been crying.Cuando entraste a la sala, pude ver que habías estado llorando.
2. (it was evident)
a. se notaba
I could tell that Justin was interested in you months before he asked you out.Se notaba que a Justin le interesabas meses antes de que te pidió a salir.
3. (I would be able to communicate)
a. podría contar
Now that we have the bonfire going, what should we do? - I could tell you a ghost story.Ahora que tenemos la fogata prendida, ¿qué hacemos? - Podría contarles una historia de miedo.
4. (I was able to communicate)
a. podía contar
I could tell the story better five years ago. A lot of time has passed.Podía contar la historia mejor hace cinco años. Mucho tiempo ha pasado.
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