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01 Present Tense – Querer (to want)

Posted by Señor Jordan on Aug 5, 2009 in -ER, conjugation, grammar, present, stem-changers, verbs, year 1 |

Hola.  In this video lesson, we’re going to cover the verb querer (to want).

Notice that in this video I only really discuss the verb meaning ‘to want’ but it could also be used as ‘to love’ with people and pets.

Juan quiere a sus padres. – Juan loves his parents.
Ellos quieren a sus gatos. – They love their cats.
(Yo) Te quiero. – I love you.

Verb conjugation chart:

present querer copy

comer – to eat
el cine – movie theater
el muchacho – boy
el profesor – professor / teacher
el restaurante – restaurant
estar de vacaciones – to be on vacation
hablar por teléfono – to talk on the phone
hacer la tarea – to do homework
ir – to go
jugar al béisbol – to play baseball
la chica – girl
la novia – girlfriend
la secretaria – secretary (female)
leer – to read
nuevo – new
pequeño – small
tener – to have
tocar la guitarra – to play guitar
una chaqueta – a jacket
una pizza – a pizza
un coche – a car
un gato – a cat
un millón de dólares – a million dollars
unos tenis – some tennis shoes.


Related video(s)

  1. Personal Pronouns
  2. Present Tense – Regular -ER verbs

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Dec 28, 2009 at 9:38 am

Hi Senor Jordan
Thank you for the videos! It’s really nice to learn spanish from singing songs. It’d be very great of you to keep producing spanish songs or spansih conjungation songs wtever…! Thanks a million!

Intensive spanish
Jan 12, 2010 at 6:58 am

Great video, it is the first time I visit your site, great work.

Querer also means wish. ie.
Yo quiero tener un carro nuevo = I wish have a new car.


Jan 22, 2011 at 9:19 am

Sometimes, though fortunately not often, you put in a short phrase that you don’t translate, and no matter how many ways I try to look it up in the Spanish part of the dictionary, I can’t figure out the meaning. In this video, you say something that sounds phonetically like: “kaytokah” or maybe “taytokah.” Here’s another one: “taycordas,” which you say near the beginning.

Señor Jordan
Jan 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Sorry about that…. ¿Te acuerdas? means “do you remember?”

“Te toca” or “es tu turno” mean “it’s your turn”

Aug 19, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Sr. Jordan,

Love the videos! I see the videos on -e to -ie and -o to -ue stem-change verbs. Do you have a video on -e to -i stem changes? Did I miss it somewhere? Thank you!

Aug 29, 2011 at 3:46 am

Yo quiero cantar y bailar con usted. Haha

Feb 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Los videos son fantasticos pero mi pregunta es tambien tienes las actividades en powerpoint y/o pdf, para los alumnos. Soy un profesor nuevo de espanol y necesito estas actividades por favor…



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