Forms of Poder  

Spanish Grammar Present Indicative Verb Poder - to be able
Overview

The verb poder (conjugation) means "to be able to" or "can". Poder is an irregular verb. The o changes to ue in all forms except nosotros and vosotros.

yo puedo (I'm able to)
puedes (you're able to)
Ud/él/ella puede (you/he/she's able to)
nosotros (as) podems (we're able to)
vosotros (as) podéis (you guys're able to)
Uds/ellos/ellas pueden (you all/they're able to)

Sentences using poder in the present tense

No puedo ver.
       I'm not able to see.
           (I can't see.)

Tú puedes abrir la ventana.
       You can open the window.
       (You are able to open the window.)

Por ahora, no puede.
       For now, he/she can't.
       (For now, he/she isn't able to.)

Nosotros podemos tomar el bus.
       We can take the bus.

Los hombres pueden escribir.
       The men can write.

Present tense sentences with puedo
Present tense sentences with puedes
Present tense sentences with puede
Present tense sentences with podems
Present tense sentences with pueden


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