Pouvoir is a French irregular verb meaning can, to be able to. Pouvoir appears on the 100 Most Used French Verbs Poster as the 3rd most used irregular verb.
Pouvoir Conjugation: Present Tense
*Irregular forms in bold.
Pouvoir Passé Composé
The passé composé of Pouvoir is formed by combining the auxiliary verb avoir with the past participle pu.
Pouvoir Participe Présent
The participe présent of Pouvoir is pouvant.
Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
A verb is called a regular verb when its conjugation follows a typical pattern. A verb which does not follow these patterns exactly is called an irregular verb. In French, the 3 regular patterns are for verbs ending in er, re, and ir.
French Conjugation Chart
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