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poder fer alguna cosa

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to be allowed to

to be allowed to

73 [setanta-tres]


poder fer alguna cosa

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Are you already allowed to drive? Qu- j- p--- c------ u- c----? Que ja pots conduir un cotxe? 0 +
Are you already allowed to drink alcohol? Qu- j- p--- b---- a------? Que ja pots beure alcohol? 0 +
Are you already allowed to travel abroad alone? Qu- j- p--- p--- a--- s-- a l----------? Que ja pots pots anar sol a l’estranger? 0 +
may / to be allowed po--r poder 0 +
May we smoke here? Po--- f---- a---? Podem fumar aquí? 0 +
Is smoking allowed here? Es p-- f---- a---? Es pot fumar aquí? 0 +
May one pay by credit card? Es p-- p---- a-- t------ d- c-----? Es pot pagar amb targeta de crèdit? 0 +
May one pay by cheque / check (am.)? Es p-- p---- a-- x--? Es pot pagar amb xec? 0 +
May one only pay in cash? Es p-- p---- n---- e- e------? Es pot pagar només en efectiu? 0 +
May I just make a call? Qu- p-- t-----? Que puc trucar? 0 +
May I just ask something? Qu- p-- f-- u-- p-------? Que puc fer una pregunta? 0 +
May I just say something? Qu- p-- d-- a----- c---? Que puc dir alguna cosa? 0 +
He is not allowed to sleep in the park. (E--) n- p-- d----- a- p---. (Ell) no pot dormir al parc. 0 +
He is not allowed to sleep in the car. (E--) n- p-- d----- a- c----. (Ell) no pot dormir al cotxe. 0 +
He is not allowed to sleep at the train station. (E--) n- p-- d----- a l--------. (Ell) no pot dormir a l’estació. 0 +
May we take a seat? Po--- s----? Podem seure? 0 +
May we have the menu? Po--- r---- l- c----? Podem rebre la carta? 0 +
May we pay separately? Po--- p---- s-----------? Podem pagar separadament? 0 +

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