Spanish Grammar

The verb querer in Spanish: how to use it

The verb QUERER is one of the most useful when you start making your first sentences in Spanish. You can talk about what you need, what you want, what you don’t want to do, your plans, invite friends and even talk about love.

Conjugation of the verb QUERER in Spanish

The first thing we are going to do is learn to conjugate the verb QUERER in Spanish, it is an irregular verb (E>IE):

Structures to use the verb QUERER in Spanish

QUERER + NOMBRE

How do I book a hotel room?

Quiero una habitación doble.

How do I order something in a cafeteria?

Quiero un café.

How do I offer a drink to a friend?

¿Quieres una cerveza?

How do I explain what I need at a train station?

Queremos un billete de ida y vuelta para León.

QUERER + INFINITIVO

How do I talk about my plans in the city?

Quiero conocer la ciudad.

Queremos ir al museo naval.

How do I propose a plan?

¿Quieres ir al cine con nosotros?

How do I say I don’t feel like doing something?

No quiero cenar ahora.

How do I talk about my desires and those of others?

Quiero viajar a una isla en el Caribe.

Mi amiga quiere aprender español.

QUERER + A + PERSONA

¿Quieres a Jorge?

Quiero a mis padres muchísimo.

In another of our post, Me quiere no me quiere, you can see the verbs we use to speak of love in Spanish.

What do you think? Do you dare to do your first sentences with the verb QUERER in Spanish? You can test what we just told you or if you prefer, you can start practicing with us.