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Spanish translation: ¿puedes hacer esto? / ¿sabes hacer esto?

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English term or phrase:can you do this?
Spanish translation:¿puedes hacer esto? / ¿sabes hacer esto?
Entered by: Andrea Bullrich
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17:48 Nov 5, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: can
can you do this?
esther
¿puedes hacer esto? / ¿sabes hacer esto?
Explanation:
Both meanings are possible depending on context.
"Puedes" (or "pueden" if plural) refers to possibility, "sabes" (or "saben") if plural to ability, as in "can you swim?"
Hope this helps,
Andrea
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5 +6¿puedes hacer esto? / ¿sabes hacer esto?
Andrea Bullrich


  

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¿puedes hacer esto? / ¿sabes hacer esto?


Explanation:
Both meanings are possible depending on context.
"Puedes" (or "pueden" if plural) refers to possibility, "sabes" (or "saben") if plural to ability, as in "can you swim?"
Hope this helps,
Andrea


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Andrea Bullrich
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