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To be able to = the Verb PODER

From the La Cucaracha Grammar Chapter, Musical Spanish

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The verb PODER

This is one of the most important verbs in Spanish, learn it well because you will use it all the time! It is a modal verb, or a verb that is often used with other verbs, similar to last week's verb QUERER.

puedo ir = I can go ellos pueden bailar
puedo jugar = I can play
puedo bailar = I can dance

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As you can see below, the "o" in PODER changes to "ue" when you conjugate it. For more information about this and other stem changing verbs, click on the button below (Internet Link).

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yo puedo (PWEH-doh) I can
puedes (PWEH-dehs) you can
él, ella, Ud puede (PWEH-day) can
nosotros podemos (poh-DEH-mohs) we can
ellos, Uds. pueden (PWEH-dehn) they can

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Worksheet/Activity: Poder Present Tense

Quiz: Poder Present Tense

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