Couldn't sleep, so I got up to do some reading, and along the way decided to do a little DuoLingo. I should have stayed in bed.
"They are able to/They can" is Ils peuvent" (or Elles peuvent).
Ils is They, masculine plural, Elles is They, feminine plural.
Ils is pronounced Eeel. Elles is pronounced Ell.
Peuvent is 'are able to' or 'can' - 3rd person plural.
Peuvent is pronounced Puhv.
So Ils peuvent is pronounced Eeel puhv. Elles peuvent is pronounced Ell puhv.
I have known for almost two years that you do not pronounce the 'ent' ending of a verb. I know this.
And yet I still want to pronounce those Eeel poovent and Ell poovent.
I need to start studying more.
French, jamaica me crazy.