willen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch willen, from Old Dutch *willen, from Proto-Germanic *wiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

Verb[edit]

willen

  1. to want, to desire
  2. (auxiliary) to want to
  3. (in the past tense) to wish
    Ik wou dat ik dat kon doen.
    I wish I could do that.

Inflection[edit]

Wou/wouden is often used in the past tense, depending on the region, but mostly in spoken language. In written language, wilde/wilden is preferred by many, although wou/wouden is recognized as correct standard Dutch.

Inflection of willen (irregular)
infinitive willen
past singular wilde, wou
past participle gewild
infinitive willen
gerund willen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular wil wilde, wou
2nd person sing. (jij) wilt, wil wilde, wou
2nd person sing. (u) wilt, wil wilde, wou
2nd person sing. (gij) wilt wilde, woudt
3rd person singular wil wilde, wou
plural willen wilden, wouden
subjunctive sing.1 wille wilde, woude
subjunctive plur.1 willen wilden, wouden
imperative sing. wil
imperative plur.1 wilt
participles willend gewild
1) Archaic.

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *willen, from Proto-Germanic *wiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

Verb[edit]

willen

  1. to want, to desire
  2. (auxiliary) to want to
  3. to demand, to order

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]