Does poder have an irregular yo form?

The imperfect root of Poder is podía. The imperfect tense is rarely irregular and can be easily conjugated from this form, which is the yo, and él/ella conjugation.

What is the indicative of poder?


inglés yo
Present I am able, can puedo
Present Perfect I have been able he podido
Imperfect I used to be able, was able, could podía
Preterite I was able, could pude

Is Ver irregular verb?

The verbs ir (to go), ver (to see), and ser (to be) are completely irregular in the imperfect tense.

Is Creo que subjunctive?

It sort of comes across in the translation why it’s subjunctive: Creo que llegan pronto. = I believe they’ll arrive soon.

Can poder be reflexive?

BUT THERE’S MORE: Poder(se) is the reflexive form of poder. You may be familiar with the term ¡Sí se puede! which Disney famously translated as yes we can! In reality, it translates to “yes, it is possible” and the pronoun is removed from the equation altogether.

What is the irregular stem of poner?

Here you have a list of irregular verbs and their stems in the preterite.

Irregular Verb Preterite Stem
poner pus
saber sup
tener tuv
hacer hic (exception: Él/Ella/Usted = hizo)

Which is the irregular participle of the verb poder?

Notes: poder is an irregular verb in the present indicative, o changes to ue, in the future and conditional, podr-, preterite, pud-. The present participle is also irregular, pudiendo.

When do you use Poder in Spanish language?

Gerald Erichsen, Spanish language expert, has created Spanish lessons for ThoughtCo and About Education since 1998. Poder is a common verb that is usually used as an auxiliary verb as the equivalent of “can” or “to be able.”.

When do you use Poder in progressive tense?

The progressive tenses use estar with the gerund, pudiendo. Notice that the stem changes from o to u in the gerund. Although the auxiliary verb poder can be used in the progressive form, it is not really used in that way in English, thus the translation might sound a bit awkward.

When to use imperfect or conditional form of Poder?

Either “could,” “may,” or “might” can be used to translate poder when it is used to indicate a possibility or offer a suggestion. In such cases, either the conditional form of poder or (again, seemingly illogically) the imperfect can be used. The imperfect form may be understood as more colloquial.