cannot

USAGE NOTE
In English, "cannot" is commonly contracted as "can't." For example, "I can't go." "No puedo ir."
cannot(
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nat
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An auxiliary verb, or helper verb, is a conjugated verb that comes before a main verb and determines the main verb's tense, mood, or aspect (e.g. I have gone.).
auxiliary verb
1. (used to indicate ability in negative statements)
a. no poder
We cannot tolerate these discriminatory actions.No podemos tolerar estos actos discriminatorios.
b. no saber
If you cannot drive, you should not apply for the job.Si no sabes conducir, no deberías presentarte al trabajo.
2. (used with verbs of perception)
a. no poder
I cannot hear myself think in here.No puedo ni pensar con este ruido.
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cannot
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cannot [ˈkænɒt]
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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