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Unformatted text preview: May express obligation when an infinitive is negated Tu peux ne pas venir. (You don't need to come or You aren't obligated to come.) Expresses might or could in the conditional Je pourrais l'aider. (I could help him [her] or I might help him [her].) Can be idiomatic n'en pouvoir plus (to be exhausted) Je n'en peux plus. (I'm exhausted.) n'y pouvoir rien (to be unable to do something about it) On n'y peut rien. (It can't be helped.) Je n'y peux rien. (I can't do anything about it.)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.
- Spring '08