Poder is a Spanish irregular verb meaning can, to be able to. Poder appears on the 100 Most Used Spanish Verbs Poster as the 10th most used irregular verb.
Poder Conjugation: Present Tense
*Irregular forms in bold.
The participio of Poder is podido. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb haber with the participio.
The gerundio of Poder is pudiendo. The present continuous tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb Estar with the gerundio.
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 Spanish, the 3 regular patterns are for verbs ending in ar, er, and ir.
Spanish Conjugation Chart
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