Conjugate stem-changing verb querer (e > ie) in El presente de Subjuntivo (present subjunctive)

Querer (to want/love) is a stem-changing verb where the the first -e- becomes -ie- both in El Presente and in El Presente de Subjuntivo

Have a look at its conjugation in El Presente de Subjuntivo:

yo quiera
quieras
él / ella / Ud.   quiera
nosotros / nosotras  queramos
vosotros / vosotras  queráis
ellos / ellas / Uds.    quieran

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

The endings are the same as for regular -er verbs in El Presente de Subjuntivo

Look at and listen to these examples:

Es bueno que quieras ir a la universidad.
It is good that you want to go to university.

Es raro que yo no quiera comer nada hoy.
It is strange that I don't want to eat anything today.

Me extraña que él quiera venir al cine con nosotras.
I'm surprised he wants to come to the cinema with us.

Es sorprendente que todos nosotros queramos ir de vacaciones a India.
It is surprising that we all want to go to India on holiday.

He cocinado para un ejército asi que espero que queráis comer bastante.
I've cooked for an army so I hope you want to eat a lot.

Dudo mucho que ellas quieran apuntarse al curso de tenis.
I really doubt that they will want to sign up for the tennis course.

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Examples and resources

Me extraña que él quiera venir al cine con nosotras.
I'm surprised he wants to come to the cinema with us.


He cocinado para un ejército asi que espero que queráis comer bastante.
I've cooked for an army so I hope you want to eat a lot.


Es sorprendente que todos nosotros queramos ir de vacaciones a India.
It is surprising that we all want to go to India on holiday.


Es raro que yo no quiera comer nada hoy.
It is strange that I don't want to eat anything today.


Dudo mucho que ellas quieran apuntarse al curso de tenis.
I really doubt that they will want to sign up for the tennis course.


Es bueno que quieras ir a la universidad.
It is good that you want to go to university.


Q&A

allison

Kwiziq community member

24 October 2018

2 replies

When there is no doubt, why the subjunctive?

No dudo en absoluto que nosotros nos ________ siempre.I have absolutely no doubt that we will love each other for ever.HINT: Conjugate "querer" in El Presente Subjuntivo."No dudo que" would express certainty, so why the subjunctive here?

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

25 October 2018

25/10/18

Hola Allison,

With verbs expressing doubt, even when they are in negative, the subjunctive is needed. Here is a lesson about this:

Using the subjunctive to express doubt or uncertainty

Saludos

Inma

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

25 October 2018

25/10/18

Hi Allison,

I've just double checked the use of subjunctive with "dudar" in negative, and there is a nuance here when we use "no dudar que". In this case, the meaning of this verb in negative is "to hope/to trust". This is why in this specific case it is used with subjunctive. So, this sentence means: "Yo espero/confío en que nosotros nos queramos siempre."

We will add an extra note to the lesson to clarify.

I hope this clarifies your doubt.

Saludos

Inma

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