# User:Apemberton/My sandbox/spanishlessons

## HOW TO DESCRIBE WHAT SOMEONE CAN OR CAN'T DO

PODER is used to say what you or others can do. It means what some one is able to do.

PODER is usually followed by the infinitive form of the verb.

This is how PODER is conjugated.

            puedo                 podemos
puedes                podeis
puede                 pueden


Here are some situations in which you use PODER

1. You want to invite your friend to go to the beach with you.
 So you will ask:  Puedes ir a la playa conmigo?

 So you say:  Lo siento, pero, no puedo trabaj en la tienda hoy.


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Here are some sentences to thiink about. Can you tell what they mean?

• Podemor ir al cine esta noche.
• No puedo ir a la fiesta.
• Luisa y Carla pueden ayudarte.

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Translation:  I know how to drive but I cannot do so today{ maybe my hand is broken.)