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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (third person singular)
a. he wouldn't be able to (masculine)
Si Miguel no trabajara, no podría pagarse la matrícula de la universidad.If Miguel didn't work, he wouldn't be able to pay for his college fees.
b. she wouldn't be able to (feminine)
No podría enseñar francés porque es un idioma que ella no domina.She wouldn't be able to teach French because it's a language she's not fluent in.
c. it wouldn't be able to
Si la morsa no tuviera colmillos, no podría romper el hielo.If a walrus didn't have tusks, it wouldn't be able to break the ice.
d. wouldn't be able to
Mi madre no podría ayudarme económicamente por mucho que quisiera. Su pensión es mínima.My mother wouldn't be able to help me financially no matter how much she wanted to. Her pension is minimal.
e. he couldn't (masculine)
¿Cómo es el novio de Alicia? - No podría ser más guapo de lo que es.What's Alicia's boyfriend like? - He couldn't be more handsome than he is.
f. she couldn't (feminine)
Maite no está muy en forma, no podría andar tantos kilómetros en un solo día.Maite isn't very fit. She couldn't walk so many kilometers in just one day.
g. it couldn't
Si el gobierno no cobrara impuestos a los ciudadanos, no podría mantener el sistema de bienestar.If the government did not tax its citizens, it couldn't maintain the welfare system.
h. couldn't
Ana no podría vivir en el campo. Adora la gran ciudad.Ana couldn't live in the countryside. She loves the big city.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person singular)
a. you wouldn't be able to
Sin mi ayuda, no podría terminar el proyecto a tiempo. - Lo sé, y le estoy muy agradecida.Without my help, you wouldn't be able to finish the project on time. - I know, and I'm very grateful to you.
b. you couldn't
No podría vivir sin su esposa, ¿verdad? - No, ella es mi amor, mi vida.You couldn't live without your wife, could you? - No, she's my love, my life.
3. (first person singular)
a. I wouldn't be able to
Yo soy muy dormilona, no podría levantarme todos los días a las seis de la mañana como haces tú.I'm a real sleepyhead, I wouldn't be able to get up every day at six in the morning like you do.
b. I couldn't
No podría irme de vacaciones sabiendo que dejo a mis compañeros anegados en trabajo.I couldn't go on vacation knowing that I leave my co-workers flooded with work.
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