Pouvoir Subjonctif Conjugation [+6 Examples]

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn about the pouvoir subjonctif conjugation.

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 you can quiz yourself on the pouvoir subjonctif conjugation
  • how pouvoir subjonctif conjugation Anki files can be downloaded.

Please refer to the French B2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B2.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about pouvoir (to be able to/can)!

Table of Contents

Pouvoir Subjonctif Conjugation Table

que jepuisseI can
que tupuissesyou can
qu’il/elle/onpuissehe/she/we can
que nouspuissionswe can
que vouspuissiezyou can
qu’ils/ellespuissentthey can

Pronunciation of Pouvoir Subjonctif Conjugations

There is 1 important rule to take into account, when you want to pronounce a pouvoir subjonctif conjugation.

  1. The je, tu, il/elle/on and ils/elles form have the same pronunciation of the verb.

que je puisse

que tu puisses

qu’il puisse

qu’ils puissent

You don’t pronounce the letters highlighted in red.

Example Sentences with Pouvoir Subjonctif Conjugations

The final section of this lesson on the pouvoir subjonctif conjugation is about seeing the verb in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on the pouvoir subjonctif conjugation through examples.

Je ne pense pas que je puisse partir tôt.

I don’t think I can leave early.

Je suis heureux que tu puisses venir.

I’m happy that you can come.

Pourvu qu’il puisse venir ! J’aimerais le voir.

I hope he can come! I’d like to see him.

Il fait trop chaud pour que nous puissions travailler.

It’s too hot for us to work.

Je suis venu pour que vous puissiez m’informer.

I have come so that you can inform me.

J’ai parlé lentement pour qu’ils puissent me comprendre.

I spoke slowly so that they could understand me.

Quiz Yourself on the Pouvoir Subjonctif Conjugation

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.

Anki File for the Pouvoir Subjonctif Conjugation

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French B2, you can practice every French B2 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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