Could has various uses:

• Past of can:
When I was younger, I could walk for miles. When I was younger, I was able to walk long distances.
• Present Conditional:
I could stay with her all my life. I would be happy, I would like to stay with her all my life.
He could be here with us if he weren't abroad all the time. He would be able to be here with us if he weren't abroad all the time.
• Possibility: similar to can, but could emphasizes doubt:
He could be right. Maybe he is right (we are not sure).
• Politeness:
Could I have some change please?
Could you pass me the bread please?

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