querer

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Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quaerere, present active infinitive of quaerō ‎(seek, look for, desire).

Verb[edit]

querer

  1. to want

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quaerere, present active infinitive of quaerō ‎(seek, look for, desire).

Noun[edit]

querer m ‎(plural quereres)

  1. love, like, liking

Verb[edit]

querer

  1. to love
  2. to like
  3. to want
  4. go to
    Esti zapatu quier romper.
    This shoe is going to break.

Conjugation[edit]

Impersonal forms
Infinitive querer
Gerund queriendo/queriendo
Past participle m queríu, f querida, n querío, m pl queríos, f pl queríes
Personal forms
yo tu él~elli/-a/-o nosotros/-es~nós vosotros/-es~vós ellos/-es
Indicative Present quiero quies quier queremos queréis quieren
Imperfect preterite quería queríes quería queríamos
queríemos
queríais
queríeis
queríen
Perfect preterite quixi quixisti
quixesti
quixo quiximos
quixiemos
quixistis
quixiestis
quixieron
Pluperfect preterite quixera
quixere
quixeras
quixeres
quixera
quixere
quixéramos
quixéremos
quixerais
quixereis
quixeran
quixeren
yo tu él~elli/-a/-o nosotros/-es~nós vosotros/-es~vós ellos/-es
Subjunctive Present quiera quieras quiera queramos queráis quieran
Imperfect preterite quixera
quixere
quixeras
quixeres
quixera
quixere
quixéramos
quixéremos
quixerais
quixereis
quixeran
quixeren
yo tu él~elli/-a/-o nosotros/-es~nós vosotros/-es~vós ellos/-es
Potential Future quedré quedrás quedrá quedremos quedréis quedrán
Conditional quedría quedríes quedría quedríamos
quedríemos
quedríais
quedríeis
quedríen
- tu vusté nosotros/-es~nós vosotros/-es~vós vustedes
Imperative quier vamos querer queréi

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quaerere, present active infinitive of quaerō ‎(seek, look for, desire).

Verb[edit]

querer ‎(first-person singular present quero, first-person singular preterite quixen, past participle querido)

  1. to desire; to want
  2. to love, to like; to be fond of
  3. first-person singular personal infinitive of querer
  4. third-person singular personal infinitive of querer

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

querer

  1. inflected form of quer

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese querer, from Latin quaerere, present active infinitive of quaerō ‎(seek, look for, desire).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

querer ‎(first-person singular present indicative quero, past participle querido)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to want; to wish; to desire
    Meus filhos querem uma bola no Natal.
    My children want a ball for Christmas.
  2. (transitive with que) to want ... to (to want or demand a given thing to occur)
    Eu quero que venhas comigo.
    I want you to come with me.
  3. (auxiliary with a verb in the impersonal infinitive) to want to (to feel the need to do something)
    Os agricultores queriam colher o trigo.
    The farmers wanted to harvest the wheat.
  4. (by extension, usually in the negative, auxiliary with a verb in the impersonal infinitive) to mind; why don’t ... (used to make polite requests)
    Você não quer sair?
    Why don’t you leave?
  5. (figuratively, auxiliary with a verb in the impersonal infinitive) to be almost; to be about to; to be likely to
    Está querendo chover.
    It’s about to rain.
  6. (ditransitive, with the indirect object taking a or para or an indirect objective pronoun) to wish (to want a particular condition to be applied to someone or something)
    Não queremos nada menos do que sofrimento para os culpados.
    We wish nothing short of suffering for the guilty.
  7. (ditransitive, copulative for the second object) to want (to want someone or something to reach a given state)
    São tantos que me querem morto.
    There are so many who want me dead.
  8. (transitive) to love (to have affection for)
    Oi papai, quero-te!
    Hey dad, I love you!
  9. (figuratively, transitive) to need (to be improvable with)
    Essa música é boa mas quer um pouco mais de velocidade.
    This song is good but it needs a bit more speed.

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For usage examples of this term, see Citations:querer.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quaerere, present active infinitive of quaerō ‎(seek, look for, desire).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

querer ‎(first-person singular present quiero, first-person singular preterite quise, past participle querido)

  1. to desire; to want
    Yo quiero leer ese libro.‎ ― I want to read that book.
  2. to love; to be fond of
  3. (as an indication of a request) would you ... ?
    ¿Quieres decirme qué pasó?‎ ― Would you tell me what happened?

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Noun[edit]

querer m ‎(plural quereres)

  1. love; affection; fondness

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