Hindi translation of 'could'
could /kəd, STRONG kʊd कड् STRONG कुड्/
1. modal verb
If you could do something, you were able to do it.
I could see that something was terribly wrong.
The children couldn't read or write.
2. modal verb
You use could after 'if' when you are imagining what would happen if something was the case.
संभावना के अर्थ में प्रयुक्त(जैसे, ‘ऐसा होता’ ‘ऐसा किया होता’ )
If I could afford it, I'd buy a new car.
3. modal verb
You use could to indicate that something sometimes happened.
होता या हुआ
He could be very pleasant when he wanted to.
4. modal verb
You use could have to indicate that something was a possibility in the past, although it did not actually happen.
‘कर सकता था’ के अर्थ में
He could have made a lots of money as a lawyer.
5. modal verb
You use could to indicate that something is possibly true, or that it may possibly happen.
Food which is high in fat could cause health problems.
6. modal verb
You use could when making offers and suggestions.
I could call the doctor.
Couldn't you have a talk with your brother?
7. modal verb
You use could in questions to make polite requests.
Could I stay tonight?
He asked if he could have a cup of coffee.
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Example Sentences Including 'could'
The trouble was that I could n't concentrate on the documents at all.THE EXECUTION (2002)
He put his hand on my shoulder and I could feel the dampness of my shirt.THE EXECUTION (2002)
I could hear her speaking to someone on the phone but could n't make out what she was saying.THE EXECUTION (2002)
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'could' in Other Languages
- Arabic: يَسْتَطِيعُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: conseguir
- Chinese: 能
- Croatian: moći
- Czech: mohl mohla
- Danish: kunne
- Dutch: kunnen
- European Spanish: poder
- Finnish: voida
- French: avoir pu
- German: könnte
- Greek: μπορούσα
- Italian: potevo, potevi, ecc.imperfect tense
- Japanese: ･･･できた
- Korean: 할 수 있었다
- Norwegian: kunne kan
- Polish: móc
- Portuguese: pretérito de can
- Romanian: a putea
- Russian: мочь
- Spanish: poder
- Swedish: kunde
- Thai: สามารถ
- Turkish: muktedir olmak
- Ukrainian: могти змогти
- Vietnamese: có thể
Translation of could from the Collins English to Hindi Dictionary