Puedo

george-gmh

george-gmh

Puedo comes from poner (I think).  It is first person.  But I am not sure of the tense. 
 
ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Hola George,

"Puedo" is the first person present tense of the verb poder: to be able, can etc. The infinitive poner means : to put or place, set.

Saludos,
Ricardo
 
george-gmh

george-gmh

Thanks Recardo,
I should have known.  I have used it before.  I got confused when SpanishDict returned Poner as the infinitive for pueder.

George
 
Robert-C7

Robert-C7

The first person conjugation of poner is pongo.  I guess if use SpanishDict to search for a conjugated verb, you better check the resulting conjugations to see if it really found a match.
the-hefay

the-hefay

I second what Robert said.  You can't trust everything on SpanishDict or any of the various online translators.  It's amazing what they can translate, and it's amazing what they miss.  Just for to see for sure what you were seeing, I went to SpanishDict and typed in "puedo"  and ended up at Poner.  That would sure be confusing.  "Puede" took me to Poder so I'm not sure what's going on at SpanishDict to cause that particular error.
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

Awhile back I wanted a really good Spanish/English dictionary, so I went shopping at Barnes and Noble and bought Barron's. Not only is it a good dictionary in printed form, it came with a CD version that I could load onto my computer that I use even more often. The nicest thing about the computer version is if I type in a conjugated verb form, such as puedo, it returns the infinitive of the verb, poder in this case. Really handy for solving problems like George's, where you just aren't sure where the conjugation came from.
george-gmh

george-gmh

Good idea Robert. Although I should have known peudo came poder. When spanishdict returned ponor I did check the conjugation table and nothing showed up. That''s what prompted my question. I probably need to be more aggressive in checking other sources. Thanks for your recommendation Dan.

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