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The Spanish Word for "Could": the Conditional Form of Poder

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 a conditional verb in Spanish, which uses the ROOT + ÍA pattern.

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

Conditional form 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 of Poder

Quiz: Could: Using the Conditional of Poder

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