pouvoir / to be able to, can

Pouvoir (to be able to, can) is an irregular French verb.

Je peux sortir à 10h00.
I can go out at 10am.

Elle peut lever 50 kilos.
She's able to lift 50 kilos.

Take a look at our verb tables for Pouvoir (to be able to, can) conjugations in all tenses and moods, with sound files.

Lessons with more detail on Pouvoir (to be able to, can)

Conjugate pouvoir in Le Présent (present tense)
Conjugate pouvoir in Le Futur (future tense)
Conjugate pouvoir in Le Conditionnel Présent = could (conditional mood)
Conjugate pouvoir in Le Subjonctif Présent (subjunctive mood)
Conjugate voir, devoir, pouvoir, boire, croire, savoir, lire, taire (+ avoir) in Le Passé Composé (conversational past)
Conjugate pouvoir in Le Plus-que-parfait (pluperfect tense)
Conjugate pouvoir in Le Conditionnel Passé = could have (past conditional)
Conjugate vouloir, pouvoir, devoir in Le Futur Antérieur (future perfect)
Solo ne: pas can be omitted with savoir, pouvoir, oser, cesser

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