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pouvoir – to be able to, can

French verb conjugated - POUVOIR

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Pourront-ils venir à la ferme ?
Will they be able to come to the farm?

How is POUVOIR conjugated? What does it sound like? AUDIO below, by Anne, a native speaker.

Indicatif - Indicative Mode -- statements

présent -- present tense

je peux -- I am able to*

je ne peux pas -- I am not able to

je peux -- I am able to

tu peux -- you are able to

elle peut -- she is able to

il peut -- he/it is able to

on peut -- we are able to

nous pouvons -- we are able to

vous pouvez -- you are able to

elles peuvent -- they are able to

ils peuvent -- they are able to

-- *also I can…

imparfait -- imperfect

je pouvais -- I used to be able to*

je ne pouvais pas -- I didn’t use to be able to

je pouvais -- I used to be able to

tu pouvais -- you used to be able to

elle pouvait -- she used to be able to

il pouvait -- he/it used to be able to

on pouvait -- we used to be able to

nous pouvions -- we used to be able to

vous pouviez -- you used to be able to

elles pouvaient -- they used to be able to

ils pouvaient -- they used to be able to

-- *also I was able to, I could

passé composé -- preterite, present perfect

j’ai pu -- I was able to*

je n’ai pas pu -- I was not able to

j’ai pu -- I was able to

tu as pu -- you were able to

elle a pu -- she was able to

il a pu -- he/it was able to

on a pu -- we were able to

nous avons pu -- we were able to

vous avez pu -- you were able to

elles ont pu -- they were able to

ils ont pu -- they were able to

-- *also I could…

futur simple -- future tense

je pourrai -- I will be able to

je ne pourrai pas -- I won’t be able to

je pourrai -- I will be able to

tu pourras -- you will be able to

elle pourra -- she will be able to

il pourra -- he/it will be able to

on pourra -- we will be able to

nous pourrons -- we will be able to

vous pourrez -- you will be able to

elles pourront -- they will be able to

ils pourront -- they will be able to

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