could, could not, couldn’t

could, could not, couldn’t
اِسْتَطاع \ can, cannot, can’t: to be able to: Can you lift that box?. could, could not, couldn’t: (past tense of can) was able to; knew how to: When I was young, I could walk for hours without getting tired. He could speak German, couldn’t he?.

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