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 to practice with flashcards on pouvoir subjonctif conjugation
- how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French
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 je||puisse||I can|
|que tu||puisses||you can|
|que nous||puissions||we can|
|que vous||puissiez||you can|
Pronunciation of Pouvoir Subjonctif Conjugations
There is 1 important rule to take into account, when you want to pronounce a pouvoir subjonctif conjugation.
- The je, tu, il/elle/on and ils/elles form have the same pronunciation of the verb.
que je puisse
que tu puisses
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
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You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.
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!
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