Conjugate querer in El Presente (present tense)

The Spanish verb querer (to want) is semi-regular since its stem changes in some forms in El Presente but it has regular ‑er group endings:

yo quiero
quieres
él / ella / Ud.   quiere
nosotros / nosotras  queremos
vosotros / vosotras  queréis
ellos / ellas / Uds.    quieren

The first vowel -e- in the stem becomes -ie- except for the nosotros and vosotros forms.

Look at and listen to these examples:

Yo quiero visitar una exposición en el Museo del Prado.
I want to see an exhibition in the Prado Museum.

¡Tú nunca quieres bailar la noche entera, aguafiestas!
You never want to dance all night, party pooper!

Ella quiere un vestido de Hannibal Laguna para la fiesta.
She wants a Hannibal Laguna dress for the party.

Nosotros queremos saltar en paracaidas este fin de semana.
We want to go parachuting this weekend.

¿Vosotros queréis participar en la obra de teatro?
Do you want to participate in the play?

Ellos quieren ir a la ópera esta noche.
They want to go to the opera tonight.

 

See also:
List of Common Spanish stem-changing (e > ie) verbs in the present tense

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Examples and resources

Ella quiere un vestido de Hannibal Laguna para la fiesta.
She wants a Hannibal Laguna dress for the party.


Yo quiero visitar una exposición en el Museo del Prado.
I want to see an exhibition in the Prado Museum.


Ellos quieren ir a la ópera esta noche.
They want to go to the opera tonight.


¿Vosotros queréis participar en la obra de teatro?
Do you want to participate in the play?


Nosotros queremos saltar en paracaidas este fin de semana.
We want to go parachuting this weekend.


¡Tú nunca quieres bailar la noche entera, aguafiestas!
You never want to dance all night, party pooper!


Q&A Forum 1 question, 1 answer

YvonneA0Kwiziq community member

Want me.... why skip the pronoun me

Asked 9 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Yvonne

I imagine you are referring to this sentence:

Tú no quieres que te regale un perro.  (You don't want me to give you a dog.)

In Spanish, we literally say "You don't want that [I] give you a dog", but that would be incorrect in English. This happens with all sentences saying "I want you, him, her, them +to do something".

Hope this helps.

Saludos 

Inma

Want me.... why skip the pronoun me

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