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  1. Bushwhacker's Avatar
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    Cool Can you count coins at all?

    Can we translate: Can you count coins at all?

    as Can you count coins in any way?

    The problem is the meaning of this "at all".


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    Re: Can you count coins at all?

    It's close. In this case "at all" would mean "with even a small amount of competence."

    I can get by in French but I can't speak Arabic at all.
    I'm good at math, but for some reason, I can't understand financial discussion at all.

    I have zero proficiency in Arabic. I have no understanding of finance.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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