In this French grammar lesson we will learn about pouvoir conjugation in the imparfait.
Pouvoir means “to be able to/can” and is an irregular verb.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- how pouvoir is conjugated in French,
- how pouvoir is pronounced in French,
- how pouvoir is used in sentences in French,
- how to quiz yourself on pouvoir conjugation in the imparfait
- how to practice with flashcards on pouvoir conjugation in the imparfait
- how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French
Please refer to the French A2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar if you are curious about how pouvoir fits in French A2 grammar.
By the end of the lesson you will know all about pouvoir conjugation in the imparfait!
Table of Contents
Pouvoir Conjugation in the Imparfait
Pronunciation of Pouvoir Conjugations
In this section on pouvoir conjugation in the imparfait we will focus on pronunciation.
There is 1 important rule to take into account when we want to pronounce a pouvoir conjugation in the imparfait.
- The je, tu, il/elle/on, and ils/elles form all have the same pronunciation. It is just the pouvai part that gets pronounced.
All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation
Example Sentences with Pouvoir Conjugations
The final section of this lesson on pouvoir conjugation in the imparfait is about seeing pouvoir in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of pouvoir conjugation in the imparfait through examples.
Je pensais vraiment que je pouvais le faire.
I really thought I could do it.
Tu pouvais venir vivre avec moi.
You could come and live with me.
Tout le monde savait qu’elle pouvait parler très bien anglais.
Everybody knew she could speak English well.
Quand j’étais jeune, nous pouvions nager dans la rivière.
When I was young, we could swim in the river.
Vous pouviez compter jusqu’à dix lorsque vous étiez deux.
You could count to ten when you were two.
Elles ne pouvaient pas nous aider.
They couldn’t help us.
Quiz Yourself on Pouvoir Conjugation in the Imparfait
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You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.
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Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.
You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!
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