she couldn't

she couldn't(
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kood
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (short or defined period of time)
a. no pudo
Juana wanted to go to the concert, but she couldn't because she had to study for a test.Juana quería ir al concierto, pero no pudo porque tenía que estudiar para un examen.
2. (long or undefined period of time)
a. no podía
Eliana turned up the TV because she couldn't hear it.Eliana subió el volumen del televisor porque no podía oírlo.
b. no sabía (because of lack of knowledge)
When Ellen moved to Mexico two years ago, she couldn't speak Spanish very well.Cuando Ellen se mudó a México hace dos años, no sabía hablar muy bien español.
3. (conditional)
a. no podría
Did Sara go to medical school? - Well, of course, what do you think? She couldn't work as a doctor otherwise.¿Sara asistió a la facultad de medicina? - Pues, claro, ¿qué crees? Si no, no podría trabajar de médica.
4. (used for emphasis)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I can't stand Megan. She couldn't be more obnoxious.No soporto a Megan. Es de lo más fastidiosa.
Reina is so loud! She couldn't practice the drums another time? - She's very disciplined, sweetie.¡Qué ruidosa que es Reina! ¿Es que no puede practicar la batería en otro momento? - Es muy disciplinada, amor.
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