Pouvoir Passé Simple Conjugation [+6 Examples]

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In this French grammar lesson, you will learn about the pouvoir passé simple 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 passé simple conjugation
  • how pouvoir passé simple conjugation Anki files can be downloaded.

Please refer to the French C1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French C1.

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

Table of Contents

Pouvoir Passé Simple Conjugation Table


Example Sentences with Pouvoir Passé Simple Conjugations

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

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

Je pus traverser la rivière à la nage.

I was able to swim across the river.

Tu pus échapper à la mort.

You were able to escape death.

Elle put facilement résoudre le problème.

She was easily able to solve the problem.

Nous pûmes le garder secret.

We were able to keep it secret.

Vous pûtes réussir l’examen?

Were you able to pass the exam?

Ils purent trouver le problème.

They were able to find the problem.

Quiz Yourself on the Pouvoir Passé Simple 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 Passé Simple Conjugation

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

By downloading the Anki File for French C1, you can practice every French C1 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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