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POUVOIR – Today’s French

POUVOIR – Today’s French

pouvoir – to be able to, can – Verbe conjugué

Listen to Anne and repeat this verb conjugation with the translation. Practice with the exercise and answers Anne created. Learn French, one step at a time at FrenchHour.

statements …. Indicatif – Indicative Mode

present tense …. présent

I am able to* …. je peux

I am not able to …. je ne peux pas

I am able to …. je peux

you are able to …. tu peux

she is able to …. elle peut

he/it is able to …. il peut

we are able to …. on peut

we are able to  …. nous pouvons

you are able to …. vous pouvez

they are able to …. elles peuvent

they are able to …. ils peuvent

*also I can… ….

imperfect …. imparfait

I used to be able to* …. je pouvais

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

I used to be able to …. je pouvais

you used to be able to …. tu pouvais

she used to be able to …. elle pouvait

he/it used to be able to …. il pouvait

we used to be able to …. on pouvait

we used to be able to …. nous pouvions

you used to be able to …. vous pouviez

they used to be able to …. elles pouvaient

they used to be able to …. ils pouvaient

*also I  was able to, I could ….

preterite, present perfect …. passé composé

I was able to* …. j’ai pu

I was not able to …. je n’ai pas pu

I was able to …. j’ai pu

you were able to …. tu as pu

she was able to …. elle a pu

he/it was able to …. il a pu

we were able to …. on a pu

we were able to  …. nous avons pu

you were able to …. vous avez pu

they were able to …. elles ont pu

they were able to …. ils ont pu

*also I could… ….

future tense …. futur simple

I will be able to …. je pourrai

I won’t be able to …. je ne pourrai pas

I will be able to …. je pourrai

you will be able to …. tu pourras

she will be able to …. elle pourra

he/it will be able to …. il pourra

we will be able to …. on pourra

we will be able to …. nous pourrons

you will be able to …. vous pourrez

they will be able to …. elles pourront

they will be able to …. ils pourront

Exercice – pouvoir

Translate from one language to the other.

  1. Je ne peux pas y aller avec eux.
  2. J’ai pu le voir avant son départ.
  3. Tu pouvais le faire avant.
  4. Elle n’pas pu me le dire.

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