si se pudo

si se pudo(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (pronominal verb; third person singular)
a. if he could
Si se pudo colocar en la empresa de su padre, ¿por qué no lo hizo?If he could have got a job at his father's company, why didn't he do it?
b. if she could
La superviviente llevaba puesto un chaleco salvavidas, ¿verdad? - Sí, si se pudo salvar fue gracias a eso.The survivor was wearing a life jacket, wasn't she? - Yes, if she could survive it was thanks to that.
2. (passive; third person singular)
a. if it could be
Si se pudo construir, fue porque el magnate cedió los terrenos al ayuntamiento.If it could be built, it was because the tycoon handled the land over to the council.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Si se pudo reunir el dinero una vez, se puede reunir otra vez.If the money could be raised once, it can be raised once more.
Si se pudo terminar el proyecto a tiempo, fue gracias a tu ayuda.If the project could be finished on time, it was thanks to your help.
3. (pronominal verb; second person singular)
a. if you could
No entiendo por qué, si se pudo marchar, no lo hizo. Este pueblo está muerto.I don't understand why, if you could have left, you didn't. This village is dead.
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