ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *potēre, from Latin posse, with the infinitive remodeled according to Classical conjugations such as potēs (you can).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /poˈte.re/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ere
  • Hyphenation: po‧té‧re

VerbEdit

potére (first-person singular present pòsso, first-person singular past historic potéi or (less common) potétti or (ditto, traditional) potètti, past participle potùto, first-person singular future potrò, no imperative, auxiliary avére or (as an auxiliary, with main verbs taking essere) èssere)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) can, could; to be able to
  2. (transitive, intransitive) may, might; to be possible to

Usage notesEdit

This verb is omitted when translating verbs relating to the senses:

Lei lo può fare. (uses potere)She is able to do it.
Sa nuotare. (uses sapere)She is able to swim.
Lo vedo. (omitted)I can see it.

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NounEdit

potere m (plural poteri)

  1. power

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

pōtēre

  1. second-person singular present passive subjunctive of pōtō