no pude
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no pude(
noh
 
poo
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deh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to express ability; third person singular)
a. I couldn't
La caja era tan pesada que no pude levantarla.The box was so heavy I couldn't lift it.
b. I was unable to
Tomé yo mismo la decisión porque no pude contactar contigo por teléfono.I made the decision myself because I couldn't reach you on the phone.
2. (used to express moral obligation; third person singular)
a. I couldn't
Era un niño desvalido. No pude decirle que no.He was a helpless child. I couldn't say no to him.
3. (used with "con" to express difficulty; third person singular)
a. I couldn't manage
No pude con tanto estrés y caí enfermo.I couldn't manage so much stress and I fell ill.
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