Grammar

Conjugation: können

Kannst du am Montag? – Nein, am Montag kann ich nicht.

The verb können belongs to the special group of verbs known as "modal verbs". These verbs are conjugated differently from the verbs that you already know.:

  • Modal verbs often have a different vowel in the singular than in the plural.
  • The form of the first- and third-person singular is the same: the verb has no ending.
Singular  
1st person  ich kann
2nd person  du kannst
3rd person  er/sie/es kann
Plural  
1st person  wir können
2nd person  ihr könnt
3rd person  sie können
Formal  Sie können
Grammar