- 1. can的過去式
She could play the violin when she was five. 她五歲時便能拉小提琴了。
- 2. （用於假設語氣，表示與事實相反的設想）能，可以
I wish I could go to France. 但願我能去法國。
I would go if I could. 能去我就去。
- 3. （表示可能性）可能
That could be my train. 那可能是我要乘的火車。
- 4. （用於婉轉語氣）能，可以
Could I smoke here? 我可以在這裡抽菸嗎？
Couldn't you try it again? 你可否再試一下？
- 5. can的動詞過去式
【口】= could have
abbr. = could have
It can't/couldn't be helped. 這是不可避免的。
He couldn't help having big ears. 他總是忍不住要打聽別人的事。
Boy, could I use a hot bath! 啊, 我真想洗個熱水澡!
Could you do with a sandwich for lunch? 你午餐吃塊三明治行嗎？
ph. 說時遲那時快, 突然間, 一剎那
If you want a safe investment, you could do a lot worse than put your money in the building society. 要想投資而不冒風險, 不如把錢投資到房屋建築協會。
ph. 【口】很明顯; 很突出; 濃重
His accent is so thick you could cut it with a knife -- I can hardly understand a word he says. 他的口音很重－－我簡直一個字都聽不懂。
When we were kids, we always wanted to do one thing and we'd believed that we could be the best. That's why we tried so hard! 可以幫我更正文法嗎?
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