As in the other romance languages irregular verbs such as a putea are among the most frequently used.
A putea is often followed by the infinitive, instead of by the subjunctive, as is commonly the case in Romanian.
The present tense of the irregular Romanian verb a putea (to be able).
|I am able||pot|
|you are able||poți|
|he is able||poate|
|she is able||poate|
|we are able||putem|
|you (plural) are able||puteți|
|they are able||pot|
A few example sentences using a putea in the present tense.
|I can't talk tomorrow||Nu pot să vorbesc mâine|
|What can you see in Krakow?||Ce poți vedea în Cracovia?|
|Can you write that?||Poți să scrii asta?|
|Can you speak English?||Poți să vorbești limba engleză?|
|Can you wait five minutes?||Poți să aștepți cinci minute?|
|We can talk tomorrow if you want||Putem să vorbim mâine, dacă dorești|