How to use POTERE and SAPERE in Italian

How to use POTERE and SAPERE in Italian

The verbs potere and sapere in Italian are often confused. This is absolutely normal, since they have the same English translation (can). But using one instead of another can make a huge difference. Let’s see why.

 

Potere and sapere can both be translated with the Englis verb can, but they don’t have the same meaning.

 

Potere says that we have the physical ability or the permission to do something.

 

Sapere says that we know how to do something.

 

So, as you can imagine, we cannot use them randomly. We have to choose the right one when speaking Italian.

 

This video lesson will show you how to use these verbs in the right way. So, press play, watch the video, and remember to practice potere and sapere in Italian.

 

How to use POTERE and SAPERE in Italian

 

 

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Gloria Spagnoli
Gloria Spagnoli
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