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Poder Imperfect Tense

Step into the realm of Spanish Imperfect Tense mastery with the verb poder. Our page is a treasure trove of learning, complete with an in-depth verb chart, interactive conjugation drills, and captivating verb games. Observe poder in common sentences, illustrating its practical usage. For a deeper understanding, visit our Spanish verbs section. Begin your journey with poder conjugation now!

Verb Meaning(s): to be able, can

Verb Chart: Poder Imperfect Tense



I could (weekly)
I used to be able to
I was being able to



we could (on Thursdays)
we used to be able to
we were being able to

(Juana, Juan)


you could (daily)
you used to be able to
you were being able to


(informal Spain)


you all could (frequently)
you all used to be able to
you all were being able to


(Sra./Dr. García)


he/she/you could (sometimes)
he/she/you used to be able to
he/she/you were being able to



they/you (all almost never) could
they/you all used to be able to
they/you all were being able to

Poder Imperfect Tense Practice

Multiple Choice Game

Conjugation Practice

Imperfect Tense

Poder Imperfect Sentence Examples

1.¿Tú podías resolver aquellos problemas matemáticos?
Could you solve those math problems?
2.Nosotros podíamos ver las estrellas claramente desde nuestra casa.
We could see the stars clearly from our house.
3.Él podía hablar tres idiomas.
He could speak three languages.
4.¿Ellas podían cocinar platos exquisitos?
Could they cook exquisite dishes?
5.Yo podía correr muy rápido cuando era joven.
I could run very fast when I was young.
6.¿Cuándo podías tú visitar a tus abuelos?
When could you visit your grandparents?
7.En aquellos tiempos, podía quedarme despierto toda la noche.
Back then, I could stay awake all night.
8.Vosotros podíais jugar al fútbol durante horas.
You all could play soccer for hours.
9.Ellos podían memorizar textos largos fácilmente.
They could memorize long texts easily.
10.Ustedes podían viajar cada verano.
You could travel every summer.