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poder

See also: põder

AragoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *potēre, from Latin posse, present active infinitive of possum.

VerbEdit

poder

  1. to be able to, can

AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *potēre, from Latin posse, present active infinitive of possum.

NounEdit

poder m (plural poderes)

  1. power

VerbEdit

poder

  1. to be able to, can

ConjugationEdit

Impersonal forms
Infinitive poder
Gerund pudiendo
Past participle podíu
Personal forms
yo tu él~elli/-a/-o nosotros/-es~nós vosotros/-es~vós ellos/-es
Indicative Present puedo
pueo
puedes
pues
pue podemos podéis pueden
puen
Imperfect preterite podía podíes podía podíemos~podíamos podíais~podíeis podíen
Perfect preterite pudi pudisti
pudiesti
pudo pudimos
pudiemos
pudistis
pudiestis
pudieron
Pluperfect preterite pudiera~pudiere pudieras~pudieres pudiera~pudiere pudiéramos~pudiéremos pudierais~pudiereis pudieran~pudieren
yo tu él~elli/-a/-o nosotros/-es~nós vosotros/-es~vós ellos/-es
Subjunctive Present pueda
puea
puedas
pueas
pueda
puea
podamos podáis puedan
puean
Imperfect preterite pudiera~pudiere pudieras~pudieres pudiera~pudiere pudiéramos~pudiéremos pudierais~pudiereis pudieran~pudieren
yo tu él~elli/-a/-o nosotros/-es~nós vosotros/-es~vós ellos/-es
Potential Future podré podrás podrá podremos podréis podrán
Conditional podría podríes podría podríamos~podríemos podríais~podríeis podríen
- tu vusté nosotros/-es~nós vosotros/-es~vós vustedes
Imperative pue vamos poder podéi



CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Provençal poder, from Vulgar Latin *potēre, from Latin posse, present active infinitive of possum.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

poder (first-person singular present puc, past participle pogut)

  1. to be able; can
  2. to be allowed, to be permitted; may

ConjugationEdit

NounEdit

poder m (plural poders)

  1. power
  2. ability

ReferencesEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *potēre, from Latin posse, present active infinitive of possum.

VerbEdit

poder (first-person singular present podo, first-person singular preterite puiden, past participle podido)

  1. can (to be able)
  2. first-person singular personal infinitive of poder
  3. third-person singular personal infinitive of poder

ConjugationEdit


OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Provençal poder, from Vulgar Latin *potere, from Latin posse, present active infinitive of possum.

VerbEdit

poder

  1. to be able to; can

ConjugationEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Old ProvençalEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *potēre, from Latin posse, present active infinitive of possum.

NounEdit

poder m (oblique plural poders, nominative singular poders, nominative plural poder)

  1. power (ability; capability)

VerbEdit

poder

  1. can; be able to

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese poder, from Vulgar Latin *potēre, from Latin posse, present active infinitive of possum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

poder m (plural poderes)

  1. power

VerbEdit

poder (first-person singular present indicative posso, past participle podido)

  1. can (to be able)
    Posso ir na sua casa? (Brazil)
    Posso ir a sua casa? (Portugal)
    Can I go to your house.?

Usage notesEdit

This verb is replaced with saber for use with skills (as in to know how to do something) and omitted when relating to verbs of sense.

  • "You are allowed to do it." - "Podes fazê-lo" (with poder)
  • "She can (is allowed to) swim." (as said by the Doctor after an operation) - "Ela pode nadar" (with poder)
  • "She can (knows how to) swim." (not in medical kind of context) - "Ela sabe nadar" (with saber)
  • "I am able to see it." - "Eu vejo-o" (omitted)

ConjugationEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *potēre, from Latin posse, present active infinitive of possum. Cognate with French pouvoir.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

poder m (plural poderes)

  1. power, reign
  2. authorization
  3. proxy (written certificate of authority to act for another)

VerbEdit

poder (first-person singular present puedo, first-person singular preterite pude, past participle podido)

  1. to be able, can
    ¿Puedes acompañarme mañana? - Could you come with me tomorrow?
    No puedes salir ya que no tienes permiso - You can't go out since you're not allowed
    No puedo hablar francés. - I can't speak French
  2. (El Salvador, colloquial, reflexive) to be familiar with something, or with somebody's personality
    ¿Te puedes el número de tu prima? - Do you know your cousin's phone number?
    Como entrenador, tengo que poderme bien a todos mis jugadores. - As a coach, I must know my players really well

Usage notesEdit

This verb is replaced with saber or ser capaz de for use with skills (as in to know how to do something) and omitted when relating to verbs of sense.

  • "You are able to do it." - Puedes hacerlo. (uses poder)
  • "She is able to swim." - Ella es capaz de nadar. (uses ser capaz de)
  • "I am able to see it." - Lo veo. (omitted)

ConjugationEdit

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