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"We could taste this French dish."

Translation:Nous pourrions goûter ce plat français.

July 3, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geoff8407

Why is' nous pouvions gouter ' not acceptable here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/movingsouth

In English, 'we could taste' means 'we were able to taste', in the past. Now I think this should be 'pouvions'. You could (conditional) say 'We could taste this French dish if someone gave us a spoon', in which case it would be conditional: 'pourrions'. Could a native French speaker please let us know if the conditional would always be used in this case?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Phyllis718319

What is the translation (if there is one) of "Vous gouteriez ce plat francais?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GraemeSarg

"Would you try this French dish?"

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