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Conjugate pouvoir in the present tense in French (Le Présent)

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

Learn how to conjugate POUVOIR (can / be able to) in Le Présent Indicatif in French

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

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