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Five French verbs to know absolutely #5 Pouvoir

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Pouvoir has two meanings

Pouvoir = to be able

Pouvoir = Can

Here are a few sentences to help:

Je peux prendre le train demain = I’m able to take the train tomorrow.

Est-ce que tu peux acheter du pain ? = Can you buy some brad?

Il peut rester ce soir = He can stay tonight

Elle peut marcher plus vite. = She is able to walk faster.

Est-ce que nous pouvons manger ici ? = Can we eat here ?

Vous pouvez acheter les billets à l’entrée = You can buy the tickets at the entrance.

Ils peuvent voyager pendant la semaine = They’re able to travel during the week.

Pouvoir au présent

Pouvoir est une verbe irrégulier.

Je peux

Tu peux

Il peut/ Elle peut

Nous pouvons

Vous pouvez

Ils/Elles peuvent

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