he couldn't

he couldn't(
hi
 
kood
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ihnt
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (past of can't)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Ibrahim said he couldn't visit us yesterday because he was sickIbrahim dijo que no pudo visitarnos ayer porque estaba enfermo.
My brother couldn't ride a bike until he was 10 years old.Mi hermano no pudo correr bici hasta que tuvo 10 años.
2. (past conditional)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If it had not been for the babysitting job, he couldn't have paid Ernie back.Si no hubiera sido por el trabajo de niñero, él no hubiera podido pagarle a Ernie.
If you hadn't made the extra sandwiches, he couldn't have fed everyone.Si no hubieras hecho los sandwiches adicionales, él no hubiera podido alimentarlos a todos.
3. (indicating possibility)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He couldn't possibly be the only one who witnessed the accident.No puede ser el único que fue testigo del accidente.
You can tell Lucas loves his bride. He couldn't be happier today.Se nota que Lucas ama a su novia. No podría sentirse más contento hoy.
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