The French verb Pouvoir – To be Able , Can or May, is one of the most used verbs in French. It has an extremely irregular conjugation which makes it difficult for French language learners. Here is how To Conjugate French Verbs Pouvoir -to be able in the 8 most used French tenses.
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How To Conjugate French Verbs Pouvoir -to be able (can) in the 8 most Used French tenses
- 1 How To Conjugate French Verbs Pouvoir -to be able (can) in the 8 most Used French tenses
We will review the tenses, 4 at a time, then share the conjugation.
Reminder =>The présent simple corresponds to the present tense in English. It is often used to speak about a fact in the present and the near future ( an event that is already planned or agreed upon). It is also used to refer to an event that has been going on for a certain period of time, or an event that takes place in the present once or multiple times.When used in the negative form, it refers to an action that never takes place.The verb 'pouvoir' is an irregular french verband needs to be learned by heart. #learningfrench #fle Click To Tweet
Reminder => The imparfait is used to describe a situation, an action, a person or a habit in the past.It is also used to emphasize that an action went on for a while.
Reminder =>The passé simple expresses a completed action in the past, usually a brief one. It is mostly used in written French.
Reminder => The futur simple corresponds to the future tense in English. It is mostly used to express an intention for the future or a supposition about the present or future.
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Reminder => The passé composé can be considered as the equivalent of the present perfect or the simple past in English. It is often used in spoken French in place of the passé simple. You can use the passé composé to express an action or a fact that has already happened when we are talking. In everyday language, the passé composé is also often used instead of the passé simple.The verb Pouvoir can't be used in the imperative.You can't order someone 'can'or 'be able' #learnfrench #frenchclassClick To Tweet
Reminder => The conditionnel présent is used to express a wish, or a hypothesis, a fact or an action subject to a condition.
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