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Poder Present Tense

Embark on a journey with “poder” in the present tense, a powerful verb that unlocks potential in Spanish conversations! Our site provides an in-depth chart, engaging conjugation practices, interactive games, and sentences that effectively use “poder.” Explore more at our Spanish conjugation section. Practice the various forms of “poder” on our detailed poder conjugation page.

Verb Meaning(s): to be able to, can

Verb Chart: Poder Present Tense

Yo

puedo

I can
I do can
I am being able to

Nosotros

podemos

we can
we do can
we are being able to

(Juana, Juan)

puedes

you can
you do can
you are being able to

Vosotros

(informal Spain)

podéis

you all can
you all do can
you all are being able to

Él/Ella/Ud.

(Sra./Dr. García)

puede

he/she/you can
he/she/you do can
he/she/you are being able to

Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

pueden

they/you all can
they/you all do can
they/you all are being able to

Poder Present Tense Practice

Multiple Choice Game

Conjugation Practice

Present Tense

Poder Present Sentence Examples

1. Yo puedo hablar tres idiomas.
I can speak three languages.
2. Tú puedes correr muy rápido.
You can run very fast.
3. Él puede resolver el problema.
He can solve the problem.
4. Ella puede tocar el piano.
She can play the piano.
5. Usted puede venir mañana.
You (formal) can come tomorrow.
6. Nosotros podemos hacer una barbacoa este fin de semana.
We can have a barbecue this weekend.
7. Vosotros podéis estudiar juntos. (used only in Spain)
You all can study together.
8. Ellos pueden viajar el próximo mes.
They can travel next month.
9. Ellas pueden cocinar platos exquisitos.
They (feminine) can cook exquisite dishes.
10. Ustedes pueden participar en la competencia.
You all can participate in the competition.