Vitalii
Can / Could
I have no idea what question is correct:
Can you whistle? or Could you whistle?
I will so happy if you can help me!
Jun 17, 2020 9:50 AM
Comments · 2
Both questions are correct but the meaning is technically slightly different.

"Can you whistle" is asking whether you are able to whistle.

"Could you whistle" is asking whether you would be willing to whistle.

In practice, both are often used interchangeably.
June 17, 2020
Can you whistle? – Ты умеешь свистеть? (хочу информацию)
Could you whistle? – Ты мог бы просвистеть? (хочу, чтобы ты что-то сделал)

June 17, 2020
Vitalii
Language Skills
English, Russian
Learning Language
English