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What is the difference between Poder and Conseguir?


I am still having a hard time understanding when to use conseguir instead of poder. I would love to see some examples.


For learning: Portuguese
Base language: English
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    Hello !
    " Conseguir " is a word in spanish, "poder" is too.
    "conseguir" means to obtain.
    "poder" has different meanings depending on the context.
    "poder " as a verb = " puedo aprender español " : I can learn spanish.
    Means you have the ability to learn it. It can also mean that you have the chance or the opportunity to do something.
    " poder " as a noun means "power".
    I hope I helped.
    Best wishes

    In portuguese they are totally different!
    PODER, as a verb, is like 'to can'
    and CONSEGUIR is like 'obtain', or 'to get something'...
    maybe your doubt cause sometimes conseguir means realize or effect something...

    So if u say:

    Eu POSSO te ajudar. > I CAN help you. (Is possible to help)

    Eu CONSIGO falar português > I CAN speak portuguese. (I'm able to speak)
    Eu CONSEGUI uma boa nota. > I GOT a good grade. (like obtain).

    Well, sorry my bad english!
    I hope u understand.

    Um exemplo legal pode ser:
    Eu consigo andar de motocross porém eu não posso por não ter habilitação.

    Mas você tem razão, tem situações em que o Poder tem um significado de conseguir. Por exemplo:
    Eu posso empinar minha bicileta sem usar as mãos!!!!! (LOL)
    Eu consigo empinar minha bicicleta sem usar as mãos!!!! (LOL)

    Porém não soa muito bem, e o Consigo fica melhor nesse exemplo.

    Até mais

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