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Poder Preterite Tense

Unlock the potential of the Spanish Preterite Tense with the powerful verb poder. Our page provides a full conjugation chart, engaging verb activities, and sentences that incorporate poder. Master this essential verb to express ability or possibility in various contexts. Dive deeper into Spanish verbs with Spanish conjugation. Develop your poder conjugation at our poder conjugation page.

Verb Meaning(s): to be able, can

Verb Chart: Poder Preterite Tense



I could



we could

(Juana, Juan)


you could


(informal Spain)


you all could


(Sra./Dr. García)


he/she/you could



they/you all could

Poder Preterite Tense Practice

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Preterite Tense

Poder Preterite Sentence Examples

1. Ayer pude terminar mi trabajo antes de las cinco.
Yesterday, I was able to finish my work before five.
2. ¿Pudiste resolver el problema matemático?
Were you able to solve the math problem?
3. Él pudo correr la maratón completa.
He was able to run the full marathon.
4. Ella pudo aprender a tocar la guitarra por sí misma.
She was able to learn to play the guitar by herself.
5. ¿Pudo Ud. conseguir los boletos para el concierto?
Were you able to get the tickets for the concert?
6. Nosotros pudimos viajar a Europa el año pasado.
We were able to travel to Europe last year.
7. ¿Pudieron ellos asistir a la reunión?
Were they able to attend the meeting?
8. Las chicas pudieron ver la exhibición antes de que cerrara.
The girls were able to see the exhibition before it closed.
9. ¿Pudieron Uds. entender todo lo que se dijo en la conferencia?
Were you all able to understand everything that was said at the conference?
10. Vosotros pudisteis reparar la bicicleta sin ayuda.
You all (Spain) were able to fix the bike without help.