Conjugate pouvoir in Le Futur (future tense)

The verb pouvoir in Futur Simple has an irregular stem : pourr-

je

pourrai

tu

pourras

il / elle / on     

pourra

nous

pourrons  

vous

pourrez

ils/elles

pourront

To conjugate the irregular verb pouvoir (to be able to) in Futur Simple, you use:

pourr- + the following endings: -ai, -as, -a, -ons, -ez, -ont

Look at these examples:

Je pourrai nager après les leçons.
I'll be able to swim after the lessons.

Tu pourras m'aider plus tard?
Will you be able to help me later?

Il pourra bientôt parler russe.
He will soon be able to speak Russian.

Nous pourrons bientôt parler français.
We'll soon be able to speak French.

Vous pourrez compter un jour.
You will be able to count one day.

Pourront-ils trouver la sortie?
Will they be able to find the exit?

 

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Il pourra bientôt parler russe.
He will soon be able to speak Russian.



Tu pourras m'aider plus tard?
Will you be able to help me later?


Vous pourrez compter un jour.
You will be able to count one day.


Je pourrai nager après les leçons.
I'll be able to swim after the lessons.


Pourront-ils trouver la sortie?
Will they be able to find the exit?


Nous pourrons bientôt parler français.
We'll soon be able to speak French.


Q&A

Chan

Kwiziq community member

13 January 2018

1 reply

Why does "bientôt" comes in between "pourra" and "parler"?

Would someone be able to direct me to a lesson where I can learn why "bientôt" comes in between "pourra" and "parler" in the example: "Il pourra bientôt parler russe."

Chris

Kwiziq community member

13 January 2018

13/01/18

Usually the adverb follows the verb. The verb is "pourra", hence bientôt follows it.

-- Chris.

Susan

Kwiziq community member

6 October 2016

2 replies

Qu'est-ce c'est, irregular remote, s'il vous plaît?

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

6 October 2016

6/10/16

Bonjour Susan, Pardon, je l'ai corrigé - c'est la racine (root).

Susan

Kwiziq community member

6 October 2016

6/10/16

Merci, Laura! s.

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