خواستن

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Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian 𐭧𐭥𐭠𐭮𐭲𐭭 (xwāstan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

Dari خواستن
Iranian Persian خواستن
Tajik хостан (xostan)

خواستن (xâstan) (present stem خواه (xâh))

  1. (auxiliary) to want (to do something)
  2. to want
  3. to intend

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • (auxiliary, to want): When خواستن is used as an auxiliary verb, the main verb is conjugated in the subjunctive/conditional. That is, both verbs are conjugated for person, so the resulting sentence has a verb clause that does not exist in the natural English translation. A literal reading of می‌خواهم بروم (mi-xâham beravam) / می‌خوام برم (mi-xâm beram, I want to go) is therefore, “I want [that] I go.”