Occidental for English Speakers: Lesson 9

In the last lesson, we learned the words possibil and ínpossibil

The root of these words are poss.

The verb for to be able is posser.

So, "possible" in English means something like ableable; or canable.

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Another way to translate posser is can.

If we want to say "I can’t eat" in Occidental, we would say "I not can to eat" or "I not able to eat".

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Bring it together!

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The English word "could" is tricky. Sometimes it means "was able" or "were able".

The word for to practice is practicar

Do you remember how to form the past tense of a verb?

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The word for tomorrow is deman

Think something like, "I demand that it be done tomorrow".

Sometimes "could" means something more like "would be able to".

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The word for if is si

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