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How to conjugate the French verb pouvoir Posted by on Mar 17, 2011

When the American President Barack Obama launched his famous optimistic campaign slogan “Yes, we can”, several French newpapers labeled it as the strategic vision based on the good old proverb “vouloir c’est pouvoir“, which can be translated as “to want is to be able to.” Le jeux de mot (the pun) here was intended between…

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