Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Could"

The meaning of "Could" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does What is he saying?
👇 Could you please check out his voice?
mean?
A: I think it might be puns
Q: What does Can you / Could you / Would you/ Will you mean?
A: In the second sentence the verb (could) is in the conditional tense (I think) but can is in the present (I think). 'Could you' is more polite than 'Can you' and it sounds better, particularly if you are asking someone to do something for you.
Q: What does It's not natural for me.
Could you paraphrase it? mean?
A: something you are not used to doing or you do not feel comfortable while doing. I am right handed so it wouldn't feel natural for me to write with my left hand.
Q: What does 'say g'day to 〜' Could anyone help me in Japanese ? mean?
A: Yes - 'say hello to Sarah for me' very casual Australian English

Example sentences using "Could"

Q: Please show me example sentences with ‎
Could you correct it


excuse me. in the in the next 30 minutes or do you have any tickets for the train arriving in Tokyo the earliest

.
A: It's not understandable.
Q: Please show me example sentences with #Could someone explain me what gather means?
For example: and the gloom gathered still deeper on them in the following days..
A: In that sentence, "gather" means to assemble or come together, like in my third sentence. The gloom is getting thicker and stronger, so to speak.

Translations of "Could"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? // Could you tell me the answers to these questions here ⬇️⬇️, please? //
A: 7 struck up
8 took
9 had I known
11 ran
12 run-down
15 roundly
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? ### Could you tell me what Sir James Galway, Flutist says in this YouTube video at 0:55-1:00 ? Please!! https://youtu.be/NcXRzZZv1mE
###
A: “Because if you take your lips away from the flute, you don’t stand a chance of getting one whole note really good. Okay now let’s do this”
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Hello! 
Could you help me with the grammar in these sentences?

-Is he coming back to England?
- Yes, after he is finishing his exams next week (or should I say : "Yes, after he finishes his exams next week"?)
A: The 2nd one with finishes is good
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? / Could you pronounce "word" and "world" so I can hear the difference please ? /
A: word, wood, would, world, whirl, wall

Other questions about "Could"

Q:Could you please pass me the book lying on table?
② The road was full of holes that we took round the mountain.
③ The boy in the brown cotton shirt isn’t a very little clever boy.
④ At our meeting most people accepted the proposal, but a few wanted more details. Does this sound natural?
A:Could you please pass me the book lying on “the” table?
② “we took a” road was full of holes that around the mountain.
③ The boy in the brown cotton shirt isn’t a very clever boy.
④ At our meeting most people accepted the proposal, but a few wanted more details.

Just made a little bit of corrections. Hopefully this helped!
Q: #Could you correct this sentence?
(it's long sentence)

(title)Believing and English lesson

Recently, I go to English lesson class by xx church per once week.
lecturers in this lesson class are youngsters of missionaries.
I'm not a believer at this church.
However, I consider that they putting effort something message about their believes through this lesson.
I think important to we consider about their believe however it is an another problem to about we becoming believer yes or not.

some days ago, I lessoned about short story titled "puppy love" .

I thought through this puppy's story we should talked about something theme.
however, one learner was different against others. which he asked lecturers.

"in this story appear, is this word pronunciation such this? right?"
he continued.
"what is other words like this word's mean?"

I think that his learning attitude is wet blanket rather than active attitude.

are we should receive how attitude their lessons?


*this sentence is not my opinion.
I tried to translate into English from a post at certain Japanese sns .*
A: Faith and English lessons

Recently, I started going to English learning class by xx church once per week.
Lecturers in this classes are youngsters of missionaries.
I'm not a follower of this church.
However, I consider that they putting a lot of effort to convey a message about their faith through these lessons.
I think it is important for us to consider their believes however it is an another question whether we should ourselves become believers or not.

Some days ago, I learned about short story titled "puppy love" .

I thought through this puppy's story we should have discussed some theme.
However, one student was different from others. What he asked the lecturers.

"in this story, this word is pronounced like this, right?"
he continued.
"what are the synonyms to this word?"

I think that his learning attitude is passive rather than active.

How should we react towards such learning attitudes in these lessons?
Q:
Could I get a transparent plastic bag? Does this sound natural?
A: Could I get a transparent plastic bag? (if you want only 1)
Could I get transparent plastic bags? (If you want a lot)
Q: ‎https://youtu.be/jsV1YEf_i7Y

12:03~12:42
Could you show me the sentences that she said?
A: TRANSCRIPTION

Question: How do you take care of unexpected situations?

12:03 | “It’s a moment where you are supposed to keep calm, and if you lose it, then everything just goes [*mimics explosion sound*], you know what I mean?”

12:12 | “So you just have to keep calm... and at least try to /look/ calm.”

12:17 | “I think I just (uh) try to... tell myself (um) you know, this is what news is all about, and things like that happen all the time in the newsroom.”

12:28 | “And (uhh) it’s just what I... what I live for.”

12:33 | “So it’s not that big of a deal.”

12:35 | “Yeah, but I don’t /like/ it!”

12:36 | “I wish it just goes according to the script and according to the (uh) pre-written cue sheet all the time.”

12:42 | “[*smiles & shrugs*] So.”

Note: Her sentences, phrasing, grammar, and pronunciation are all correct and sound perfectly natural. If she’s not a native English speaker, I’m seriously impressed.
Q: お店で注文する時、
Could I get the hamburger?
は不自然ですか?
A: @Harusaku: どっちも大丈夫。でも、普段にhamburger種類あるやhamburger topping 選択もある。
A: Can I get the hamburger?
B: Sure, what would you like on your burger?
A: Lettuce, onion, tomato, and mustard, please.
B: And what side would you like? You have a choice of fries, onion rings, or a small salad.
A: Onion rings, please.
B: Sure thing. Let me put that order in for you.

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