I'm a bit confused about how pouvoir in the conditional mood would translate/ be interpreted in English. How will I differentiate pouvoir in these two tenses?
Thank you! :)
Pouvoir -- can / to be able toPouvais -- could / was (being) able toPourrais -- could / would be able to
Note that the English "could" is ambiguous and can be either imperfect or conditional in French.
Think about what pouvoir translates to in English. Pouvoir --> to be able to.
So In the conditional this becomes "could be able to" and in the Imparfait "was able to"
Hope this helps.
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