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Low German[edit]


From Middle Low German willen, from Old Saxon willian, from Proto-Germanic *wiljaną. Compare Dutch willen, West Frisian wolle, German wollen, English will, Danish ville.


  • (originally) IPA(key): /ˈwʏlːən/


wüllen (third-person singular simple present will, past tense wull, past participle wullt, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (auxiliary) To want (to do something).
    Ik will wat drinken. — “I want to drink something.”
  2. (auxiliary) will. Used to form the future tense of a verb, together with an infinitive.
    Dat will doch nich warken.
    It will not work though.
    Wi wüllt nich vör halvig acht ankamen.
    We will not arrive before 7.30 o'clock.
    Note: schölen is also often used for the future tense, along with wüllen.
  3. (intransitive) To wish.
    Ik wull wi weren noch kleen Jehan. — I wish we were still young Jehan.