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Das hätte ich nicht gekonnt.

Translation

I couldn't have done that.” or “I wouldn't have been capable of that.

Analysis


das
     art. the; nominative singular neuter of der
     art. the; accusative singular neuter of der
     pron. who, that, which (relative) (In a subordinate clause, indicates a person or thing referenced in the main clause. Used with neuter singular referents).
     pron. this, that (demonstrative)
     der
          art. the; definite article for several declensions:
          pron. who; that; which
          pron. (attributive stressed) that
          pron. (indicative) him, he
          pron. (differential) the one, him
hätte
     v. first-person singular subjunctive II of haben
     v. third-person singular subjunctive II of haben
     haben
          v. of hat
          v. to have; to possess, to own
          v. to have; to hold, to contain
          v. (auxiliary with a past participle) to have forms the perfect and past perfect tense
          v. to make a fuss
ich
     pron. I
nicht
     adv. not
     interj. is it not? (a tag question)
gekonnt
     v. past participle of können
     adj. masterful, skilful
     adv. masterfully, skilfully
     können
          v. of kann
          v. (auxiliary with an infinitive past participle: “können”) To be able (to do something); can.
          v. (auxiliary with an infinitive past participle: “können”) To be allowed (to do something); to be permitted (to do something); may.
          v. (transitive past participle: “gekonnt”) To know how to do (something); to know; to understand; to be able to do (something); to be capable of; can do (something).
          v. (intransitive past participle: “gekonnt”) To be able to do something implied; can.
          v. (intransitive colloquial usually in negation) to be possible, to make sense


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