Conjugate pouvoir in Le Présent (present tense)

The verb "pouvoir" ('can / be able to') is irregular in Le Présent tense:

 

je peux I can
tu peux You can(one person you know well)
il/elle/on peut He/She/We/one/people can
   
nous pouvons We can
vous pouvez You can(more than 1 person or formal)
ils/elles peuvent They can

 

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Examples and resources

Elles peuvent mettre la table.They can lay the table.
Vous pouvez vous garer ici.You can park here.
Oui, il peut venir ce soir.Yes, he can come tonight.
Je peux avoir de l'eau?Can I have some water?
Getting that for you now.