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Romance Languages Verbs: Conjugations of Want (vouloir / volere / querer / querer)

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Infinitive: to want vouloir volere querer querer
Present veux voglio / vò quiero quero
  veux vuoi quieres queres
  veut vuole quiere quer
  voulons vogliamo queremos queremos
  voulez volete queréis quereis
  veulent vogliono quieren querem
Imperfect voulais volevo quería queria
  voulais volevi querías querias
  voulait voleva quería queria
  voulions volevamo queríamos queríamos
  vouliez volevate queríais queríes
  voulaient volevano querían queriam
Preterite / Simple Past voulus volli /volsi quise quis
(rare in French or Italian speech) voulus volesti quisiste quiseste
voulut volle / volse quiso quis
voulûmes volemmo quisimos quisemos
voulûtes voleste quisisteis quisestes
voulurent vollero / volsero quisieron quiseram
Future voudrai vorrò querré quererei
voudras vorrai querrás quererás
voudra vorrà querrá quererá
voudrons vorremo querremos quereremos
voudrez vorrete querréis querereis
voudront vorranno querrán quererão
Conditional voudrais vorrei querría quereria
voudrais vorresti querrías quererias
voudrait vorrebbe querría quereria
voudrions vorremmo querríamos quereríamos
voudriez vorreste querríais quereríeis
voudraient vorrebbero querrían quereriam
Present Subjunctive veuille voglia quiera queira
veuilles voglia quieras queiras
veuille voglia quiera queira
voulions vogliamo queramos queiramos
vouliez vogliate queráis queirais
veuillent vogliano quieran queiram
Imperfect Subjunctive voulusse volessi quisiera quisesse
(rare in French speech) voulusses volessi quisieras quisesses
(alternative Spanish below) voulût volesse quisiera quisesse
  voulussions volessimo quisiéramos quiséssemos
  voulussiez voleste quisierais quisésseis
  voulussent volessero quisieran quisessem
Future Subjunctive     quisiere quiser
(rare in Spanish speech)     quisieres quiseres
(no French or Italian)     quisiere quiser
      quisiéremos quisermos
      quisiereis quiserdes
      quisieren quiserem
Affirmative Imperative
Singular familiar you veux / veuille vogli quiere quer
Singular formal you voulez / veuillez voglia quiera queira
Let's... voulons / veuillons vogliamo queramos queiramos
Plural familiar you voulez / veuillez vogliate quered querei
Plural formal you voulez / veuillez vogliano quieran queiram
Negative Imperative        
Singular familiar you ne veuille pas non volere no quieras não queiras
Singular formal you ne veuillez pas non voglia no quiera não queira
Let's not... ne veuillons pas non vogliamo no queramos não queiramos
Plural familiar you ne veuillez pas non vogliate no queráis não queirais
Plural formal you ne veuillez pas non vogliano no quieran não queiram
Gerund voulant volendo queriendo querendo
Present Participle voulant volente queriendo querendo
Past Participle voulu voluto querido querido
Auxiliary verb used in perfect tenses avoir avere haber ter


There is an alternative form of the imperfect subjunctive in Spanish, which is more similar to Portuguese. Simply replace -ra- with -se- for all conjugations:

quisiera / quisiese
quisieras / quisieses
quisiera / quisiese
quisiéramos / quisiésemos
quisierais / quisieseis
quisieran / quisiesen

There is an alternative form of the past perfect in Portugueuse which only uses one word rather than an auxiliary verb + past participle. These conjugations are quite similar to the imperfect subjunctive conjugations using -ra- in Spanish. However, this simple form is only used in formal or literary Portuguese. (Note that the imperfect subjunctive in Spanish using -ra- can also be used in formal or literary language as an alternative to the compound past perfect.)


The personal infinitive in Portuguese uses the infinitive as the stem + the endings of the future subjunctive.



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