Sentences with Querer: Guide and Examples

In this lesson you are going to learn how to make sentences with the verbo “querer”

“Querer” is “to have” in English and it used a lot by spanish Spanish speakers.

These are are some sentences with “querer”

  • Yo quiero ir a la playa
  • I want to go to the beach
  • Yo quiero viajar
  • I want to travel
  • Ella quiere otra cerveza
  • She wants another beer

Now let’s check how to make different sentences with querer with the help of several Spanish tenses

Querer: Simple Present – Affirmative Sentences

This is the conjugation of “querer” in the simple present

Yo quieroI want
Usted quiereYou want
Él quiereHe wants
Ella quiereShe wants
Nosotros queremosWe want
Ustedes quierenYou want
Ellos quierenThey want

Now, let’s make some sentences with the verb “querer” and some common Spanish verbs

  • Yo quiero escuchar musica
  • I want to listen to music
  • Yo quiero jugar video juegos
  • I want to play video games
  • Usted quiere comprar una casa
  • You want to buy a new house
  • Usted quiere tomar agua
  • You want to drink water
  • Él quiere vivir aquí
  • He wants to live here
  • Ella quiere comer pescado
  • She wants to eat fish
  • Ella quiere ir a la escuela
  • She wants to go to school

Querer: Simple Present – Negative Sentences

Yo no quieroI want to
Usted no quiereYou want to
Él no quiereHe wants to
Ella no quiereShe wants to
Nosotros no queremosWe want to
Ustedes no quierenYou want to
Ellos no quierenThey want to

Now let’s make some negative sentences with the verb “querer” and the simple present

  • Nosotros no queremos participar
  • We don’t want to participate
  • Nosotros no queremos comer pizza
  • We don’t want to eat Pizza
  • Ellos no quieren ir a la fiesta
  • They don’t want to go to the party
  • Ellos no quieren ir al cinet
  • They don’t want to go to the cinema
  • Ustedes quieren conocer nuevas personas
  • You want to meet new people
  • Ustedes quieren visitar la isla
  • You want to visit the island

Invitations with Querer

These are some examples of invitations with querer

  • ¿Quieres ir a la playa?
  • Do you want to go to the beach?
  • ¿Quieres comer mariscos?
  • Do you want to eat sea food
  • ¿Quieres visitar a mi familia?
  • Do you want to visit my family
  • ¿Quieres jugar video juegos?
  • Do you want to play video games
  • ¿Quieres conocer nuevas personas?
  • Do you want to meet new people?

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Manuel Campos, English Professor

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