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couldn't {verb}

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1. "could not"
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poder {v.t.} (pasado del verbo can)
Couldn't you have taken a longer, more isolated route?
¿Acaso no podía usted haber dado una vuelta más larga, por donde no pasa nadie?
I couldnt help but to break down; I was overwhelmed with emotions.
No podía evitar quebrantarme; estaba abrumado con emociones.
"Couldn't we stipulate that animals which fall ill have to be treated but not eaten?"
"¿No podríamos establecer que los animales que enferman se deben curar y no comer?"

Context sentences for "couldn't" in Spanish

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English"Couldn't we stipulate that animals which fall ill have to be treated but not eaten?"
"¿No podríamos establecer que los animales que enferman se deben curar y no comer?"
English“I couldn’t imagine that one could ever need more than 32 tracks.”
“No podía imaginarme que alguien, alguna vez, fuera a necesitar más de 32 pistas”.
EnglishOtherwise we could have an interesting debate on your own predecessors, couldn' t we?
De lo contrario, podríamos mantener un interesante debate sobre sus propios predecesores, ¿no cree?
English"If it would work and if kids couldn't find a way around it, it would be a good idea," she told me.
"Si funcionara y los chicos no encontraran la forma de burlarlo, estaría bien", dijo.
EnglishOtherwise we could have an interesting debate on your own predecessors, couldn ' t we?
De lo contrario, podríamos mantener un interesante debate sobre sus propios predecesores,¿no cree?
Englishshe couldn't whip up any enthusiasm for literature in her students
no pudo despertar ningún entusiasmo por la literatura en sus alumnos
EnglishCouldn't you have taken a longer, more isolated route?
¿Acaso no podía usted haber dado una vuelta más larga, por donde no pasa nadie?
EnglishI couldn’t help but to break down; I was overwhelmed with emotions.
No podía evitar quebrantarme; estaba abrumado con emociones.
Englishshe couldn't have got there before six even if she'd tried
no podría haber llegado antes de las seis aunque lo hubiera intentado
EnglishHe debated with me and I finally convinced him that he couldn’t hide behind his work anymore.
Tuvimos un debate pero finalmente lo convenci para que no siguiera escondiendose detrás de su trabajo.
Englishthe bosses couldn't care less what ordinary workers like us think
poco les importa a los jefes lo que opinemos los de abajo
Englishif it weren't for my other jobs I couldn't pay the rent
si no fuera porque tengo mis buscas no podría pagar el departamento
Englishhe couldn't answer a single question, he looked really stupid
no contestó ni una pregunta, quedó a la altura de un felpudo
Englishhe was so overcome by emotion that he couldn't even thank them
estaba tan emocionado que no pudo ni darles las gracias
EnglishI couldn't resist the temptation to tell him what I thought
no pude resistir la tentación de decirle lo que pensaba
Englishwe couldn't see it because there was an enormous tree in the way
no podíamos verlo porque lo tapaba un árbol enorme
Englishat the last minute he suddenly announced that he couldn't come
a último momento se descolgó con que no podía venir
Englishthe bosses couldn't care less what rabble like us think
poco les importa a los jefes lo que opinemos los de abajo
Englishthey couldn't wait to get their grubby little hands on the money
estaban que se morían por echarle mano al dinero
Englishwe couldn't convince him that he should support our motion
no logramos convencerlo de que apoyara nuestra moción

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