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I can я могу
How to say “I can” in Russian? “Я могу”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “я могу” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on I can in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

Russian Sentences with the Word “I can”

Russian sentence with “я могу” English translation for я могу S

Где я могу купить одежду?

Where can I buy clothing?

Где я могу найти такси?

Where can I find a taxi?

Могу ли я тебе помочь?

Can I help you?

Где я могу заработать деньги?

Where can I make money?

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я могу info.

– Tips to remember the Russian word:
– You can associate "могу" (mogu) with "mug" (although the meanings are different, the pronunciation is somewhat similar).
– Think of the phrase "I mug" as a quirky way to remember "я могу" (ya mogu), even though the meanings differ greatly.

– Explanations:
– "я могу" translates to "I can".
– It expresses the ability or possibility for the speaker to do something.

– Other words that mean the same thing:
– "могу" is the first-person singular form of the verb "мочь".
– Synonyms in Russian might include "способен" (sposoben) which means "capable of", though it is not a direct substitute.

– Conjugations of "мочь" (infinitive):
– Past:
– я мог (ya mog) – masculine
– я могла (ya mogla) – feminine
– мы могли (my mogli) – plural
– Present:
– я могу (ya mogu) – I can
– ты можешь (ty mozhesh) – you can (informal singular)
– он/она/оно может (on/ona/ono mozhet) – he/she/it can
– мы можем (my mozhem) – we can
– вы можете (vy mozhete) – you can (formal/plural)
– они могут (oni mogut) – they can
– Future:
– я смогу (ya smogu) – I will be able to
– ты сможешь (ty smozhesh) – you will be able to
– он/она/оно сможет (on/ona/ono smozhet) – he/she/it will be able to
– мы сможем (my smozhem) – we will be able to
– вы сможете (vy smozhete) – you will be able to
– они смогут (oni smogut) – they will be able to

– Examples of sentences that use it:
– Present: Я могу помочь тебе. (Ya mogu pomoch tebe.) – I can help you.
– Past: Вчера я мог прийти вовремя. (Vchera ya mog priyti vovremya.) – Yesterday I was able to arrive on time.
– Future: Завтра я смогу встретиться. (Zavtra ya smogu vstretit'sya.) – Tomorrow I will be able to meet.

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я могу info.

Tips to remember the Russian word:
– Think of "я" which sounds like "ya," meaning "I."
– "могу" sounds somewhat like "ma-GOO," which may remind you of "my go" or "I can go."

Explanations:
– "я могу" is a first-person singular present tense way to express ability, meaning "I can" or "I am able to."

Other words that mean the same thing:
– "умею" (umeyu) – This also means "I can," but it is used to express skills or abilities, such as being able to swim, write, etc.

Infinitive form:
– The infinitive form is "мочь" (moch').

Conjugations of "мочь":
– Past:
– я мог (ya mog) – I could (masculine)
– я могла (ya mogla) – I could (feminine)
– мы могли (my mogli) – We could
– Present:
– я могу (ya mogu) – I can
– ты можешь (ty mozhesh') – You can
– он/она может (on/ona mozhet) – He/She can
– мы можем (my mozhem) – We can
– вы можете (vy mozhete) – You (plural/formal) can
– они могут (oni mogut) – They can
– Future:
– я смогу (ya smogu) – I will be able to
– ты сможешь (ty smozhesh') – You will be able to
– он/она сможет (on/ona smozhet) – He/She will be able to
– мы сможем (my smozhem) – We will be able to
– вы сможете (vy smozhete) – You (plural/formal) will be able to
– они смогут (oni smogut) – They will be able to

Examples of sentences:
– Я могу помочь тебе. (Ya mogu pomoch' tebe.) – I can help you.
– Он не мог найти свои ключи. (On ne mog nayti svoi klyuchi.) – He couldn't find his keys.
– Мы сможем поехать завтра. (My smozhem poekhat' zavtra.) – We will be able to go tomorrow.

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я могу info.

Tips to Remember:
– "я могу" (ya mogu) sounds like "I am a goo" (imagine you're saying you are as capable as goo, moldable and versatile).

Explanations:
– "я могу" means "I can" or "I am able to" in Russian. It's used to express the capability or possibility of doing something.

Other Words:
– "в состоянии" (v sostoyanii) – "able to"
– "способен/способна" (spasoben/spasobna) – "capable" (masculine/feminine forms)

Conjugations:

Infinitive:
– мочь (moch’) – to be able to

Present Tense:
– я могу (ya mogu) – I can
– ты можешь (ty mozhesh) – you can (singular informal)
– он/она/оно может (on/ona/ono mozhet) – he/she/it can
– мы можем (my mozhem) – we can
– вы можете (vy mozhete) – you can (plural/formal)
– они могут (oni mogut) – they can

Past Tense:
– я мог/могла (ya mog/mogla) – I could (masculine/feminine)
– ты мог/могла (ty mog/mogla) – you could (singular informal, masculine/feminine)
– он мог (on mog) – he could
– она могла (ona mogla) – she could
– оно могло (ono moglo) – it could
– мы могли (my mogli) – we could
– вы могли (vy mogli) – you could (plural/formal)
– они могли (oni mogli) – they could

Future Tense:
– я смогу (ya smogu) – I will be able to
– ты сможешь (ty smozhesh) – you will be able to (singular informal)
– он/она/оно сможет (on/ona/ono smozhet) – he/she/it will be able to
– мы сможем (my smozhem) – we will be able to
– вы сможете (vy smozhete) – you will be able to (plural/formal)
– они смогут (oni smogut) – they will be able to

Examples:
1. Present Tense:
– Я могу помочь. (Ya mogu pomoch.) – I can help.
– Она может ехать. (Ona mozhet ekhat.) – She can go.

2. Past Tense:
– Я мог это сделать. (Ya mog eto sdelat.) – I could do that.
– Они могли прийти. (Oni mogli prijti.) – They could come.

3. Future Tense:
– Я смогу это сделать завтра. (Ya smogu eto sdelat zavtra.) – I will be able to do that tomorrow.
– Мы сможем встретиться позже. (My smozhem vstretitsya pozhe.) – We will be able to meet later.

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я могу info.

– Tips to remember the Russian word:
– Connect "я" to "I" which looks similar.
– Think of "могу" as "mogul" (someone powerful), which can help associate with "I can".

– Explanations:
– "я могу" translates to "I can" in English.
– It's used to express one's ability to do something.

– Other words that mean the same thing:
– "я умею" (ya umeyu) which also means "I can" or "I know how to".

– Conjugations:
– Infinitive: мочь (moch')
– Past tense:
– Masculine: я мог (ya mog)
– Feminine: я могла (ya mogla)
– Neuter: оно могло (ono moglo)
– Plural: мы могли (my mogli)
– Present tense:
– я могу (ya mogu)
– ты можешь (ty mozesh')
– он/она/оно может (on/ona/ono mozhet)
– мы можем (my mozhem)
– вы можете (vy mozhete)
– они могут (oni mogut)
– Future tense:
– я смогу (ya smogu)
– ты сможешь (ty smozeh')
– он/она/оно сможет (on/ona/ono smozhet)
– мы сможем (my smohem)
– вы сможете (vy smohete)
– они смогут (oni smogut)

– Examples of sentences:
– Past:
– Я мог сделать это вчера. (Ya mog sdelat' eto vchera.) – "I could do it yesterday."
– Она могла приехать раньше. (Ona mogla priekhat' ran'she.) – "She could arrive earlier."
– Present:
– Я могу помочь тебе. (Ya mogu pomoch' tebe.) – "I can help you."
– Ты можешь говорить по-русски? (Ty mozhesh' govorit' po-russki?) – "Can you speak Russian?"
– Future:
– Я смогу прийти завтра. (Ya smogu priyti zavtra.) – "I will be able to come tomorrow."
– Он сможет закончить работу вовремя. (On smozhet zakonchit' rabotu vovremya.) – "He will be able to finish the work on time."

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