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Beginner Spanish Review Lesson 33 Practice using Can in Spanish – El verbo Poder Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary, Videos

Hola ¿Cómo estáis?

Today we are going to practice another very useful Spanish verb – El verbo Poder – the verb Can.

Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post and you can also follow a link with this post to watch the original theory video lesson on the same topic.

To go back and watch the original video lesson please follow this link:

Practice using Can in Spanish – El verbo Poder

1. First, let´s practice conjugating El verbo Poder. I will say a person (yo, tú, él, etc) and I would like you to try to conjugate the verb correctly: (For example: Tú – Puedes)

Nosotros
Vosotros
Yo
Usted
Ellos

Él
Ustedes

2. Let´s practice now the combination of the verb Poder with a verb in infinitive. For example: Puedo ir (I can go) Please tell me what these verbs mean:

Podemos comer
Puedes venir
Puedo trabajar
Pueden entrar
Podéis escribir
Puede mirar

3. Now answer the following suggestions saying that you cannot do them and explain why, using “porque” or “es que”:

¿Quieres venir a la playa con nosotros?
¿Quieren ustedes cenar en un restaurante?
¿Queréis ver una película en mi casa?
¿Quiere usted conocer a mi familia?

4. Next, please translate the following sentences from Spanish to English:

No puedo ir a tu casa, lo siento. Tengo que estudiar.
¿Puedes ayudarme?
Podemos ir contigo.
¿Puede usted hablar más despacio, por favor?
No puedo comprender nada.
Mi amiga Carla puede ayudarte.

5. Finally, please translate the following sentences from English to Spanish:

Can you repeat? (one person/formal)
I cannot speak with my brother.
Can you call my sister? (one person/friendly)
My parents can go there tomorrow.
We cannot see the house.
Silvia can work on Saturday.

This is all for today´s class.

I recommend you practice this video as many times as you need and also that you watch the original theory video lesson a few times. El verbo Poder is one of those essential Spanish verbs that we use very often so it is important to feel confident using it.

Nos vemos pronto con más prácticas de español.

¡Adiós!

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Answers:

1.
Nosotros podemos
Vosotros podéis
Yo puedo
Usted puede
Ellos pueden
Tú puedes
Él puede
Ustedes pueden

2.
We can eat
You can come (one person/friendly)
I can work
They can enter / You can enter (group/formal)
You can write (group/friendly)
He or she can look / You can look (one person/formal)

3.
Free answer

4.
I cannot go to your house, sorry. I have to study
Can you help me? (one person/friendly)
We can go with you
Can you speak slower, please? (one person / formal)
I cannot understand anything
My friend Carla can help you

5.
¿Puede repetir?
No puedo hablar con mi hermano.
¿Puedes llamar a mi hermana?
Mis padres pueden ir allí mañana.
No podemos ver la casa.
Silvia puede trabajar el sábado.

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Laura & Adam have been blogging and creating online Spanish courses for Transparent Language since 2010. Laura is from Bilbao in northern Spain and Adam is from Devon in the south of England. They lived together in Spain for over 10 years, where their 2 daughters were born, and now they live in Scotland. Both Laura & Adam qualified as foreign language teachers in 2004 and since have been teaching Spanish in Spain, the UK, and online.