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What are the equivalents for can't & must not for logical conclusions in Spanish? That is, how can I express the difference in meanings given in the following examples?
The restaurant can't be open - the door is locked
The restaurant must not be any good - it is always empty
He had left the office at 6:00 p.m. He can't /couldn't have been at home at 6:05 p.m
She was not answering the doorbell. She must not have been at home then.
Which modal verb is used to express "may/might"?
What is a Spanish equivalent for needn't have (done)?
I thought assumption about the past (must have + verb) was expressed by means of DEBE (Deber in El Presented) + Infinitivo Compuesto, however the following examples refute it:
Los chicos han debido de beber bastante porque huelen a alcohol.
They boys must have drunk quite a lot as they smell of alcohol.
El tren debió de llegar sobre las cuatro y media.
The train must have arrived at about four thirty.
Could you please clarify this point, because I'm feeling a bit confused