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02 Preterite – Irregulars – Querer

This video lesson covers another irregular verb in the preterite: querer (to want). Although this verb normally is used as ‘want’ but when used with people, it can carry the idea of ‘love’ or ‘care about’.
Yo quiero un sándwich. I want a sandwich.
Yo quiero a mi madre. I love my mother.

In the preterite it will be ‘wanted’ or ‘loved’, but also carries another meaning that we’ll go over in a later video.


Feel free to let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions about this video below.

conjugation chart:

preterite querer copy

a – to
comer – to eat
con – with
el muchacho – boy
el restaurante – the restaurant
España – Spain
hablar – to talk, speak
hacer la tarea – to do homework
ir – to go
la fiesta – the party
la madre – mother
la película – movie
los chicos – the boys
los perros – the dogs
nadar – to swim
¿Quién? – Who?
su(s) – his, her, their
tener amigos – to have friends
una hamburguesa – a hamburger
una pizza – a pizza
un millón de dólares – $1 million
ver – to see
visitar – to visit

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  3. Preterite regular -ER verbs
  4. Preterite regular -IR verbs
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  6. Preterite Irregulars decir
  7. Preterite Irregulars poder
  8. Preterite Irregulars estar
  9. Preterite Irregulars saber
  10. Preterite Irregulars poner
  11. Preterite Irregulars tener
  12. Preterite Irregulars venir
  13. Preterite Irregulars  ver & dar
  14. Preterite Irregulars traer, traducir, conducir
  15. Preterite – pedir, servir, traer
  16. Preterite Irregulars song
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10 years ago

Where could I find your video on the change of meaning for the verb querer in the preterite?

Really love all your videos!



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