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The Conditional Form of Poder: Could

The use of "could" in Spanish is pretty straightforward. The only major difference from English is that you have to conjugate the verb for different people. You create "could" from the conditional Spanish tense, which uses the ROOT + ÍA pattern.

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(you can find a present tense refresher for PODER here)

Could: the conditional of the verb poder

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¿podrías llamar? could you call?
¿me podría ayudar? could you help me?
¿podríamos sentarnos allí? could we sit there?
¿te podría ayudar? could I help you?

Worksheet: Conditional Use of Poder

Quiz: Conditional of Poder

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