Podrías or podías

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Podrías or podías

I was taught podrías means could when talking about the future and podía means could when talking about the past. Is this wrong?

Asked 1 year ago
MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

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Podrías or podías

I was taught podrías means could when talking about the future and podía means could when talking about the past. Is this wrong?

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