Podcast listener Megan wanted to know more about the origin of “puis-je”, a French form related to the verb “pouvoir”. I always love it when students are curious about what they learn, question, investigate the meaning and origin of words. So I’m more than happy to share these random facts about “puis-je” and hope that it will help you see the French language with a fresh perspective!
Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode
Je peux m’asseoir ici ?
Est-ce que je peux m’asseoir ici ?
Peux-je -> puis-je m’asseoir ici ?
Pouvoir -> power
Devoir -> due, duty
Vouloir -> will
LINKS and RESOURCES!
- Episode 111 : Questions in French (Part 1): the 3 ways to ask a question: frenchyourway.com.au/podcast111
- Episode 115 : Questions in French (Part 2): The different translations of “what…?” : www.frenchyourway.com.au/podcast115
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