putea

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin potēre, from Latin posse, present active infinitive of possum. The Latin infinitive potēre was formed analogically in post-classical Latin from the basis of potens, potentis, the present participle of possum (4th century, found in the Vetus Latina).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [puˈtja], [puˈtjæ]

Verb[edit]

a putea (third-person singular present poate, past participle putut2nd conj.

  1. to be able to; can, could, may
    Nu pot înțelege ce zici.
    I can't understand what you're saying.
    Pot stau aici?
    May I sit here?
    Poate vină?
    Can he/she come?
    Puteți ajutați, vă rog?
    Can you help me, please? (informal plural; formal singular and plural)
    Poți ajuți, te rog?
    Can you help me, please? (informal singular)

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Verb[edit]

putea

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of putear.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of putear.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of putear.