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"Will" is a noun which is often translated as "la voluntad", and "want" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "querer". Learn more about the difference between "will" and "want" below.
will(
wihl
)
An auxiliary verb, or helper verb, is a conjugated verb that comes before a main verb and determines the main verb's tense, mood, or aspect (e.g. I have gone.).
1. (used to indicate the future)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It will be done by tomorrow.Estará hecho mañana.
My package will arrive in a couple of days or so.Mi paquete llegará en un par de días.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (determination)
a. la voluntad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His will helped him achieve his dream.Su voluntad lo ayudó a cumplir su sueño.
3. (law)
a. el testamento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He is not named in his mother's will.No aparece en el testamento de su madre.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to wish)
a. querer
At least he was willing to listen.Al menos quiso escuchar.
5. (to ordain)
a. disponer
Destiny is willed by the gods.Los dioses disponen el destino.
6. (to bequeath)
a. dejar
She willed me the family home.Me dejó la casa familiar.
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want(
want
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to desire)
a. querer
I want chocolate ice cream!¡Quiero un helado de chocolate!
2. (to need)
a. tener que
I'll give you some useful tips you'll want to pay attention to.Te daré unos consejos útiles a los que tienes que prestar atención.
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
3. (to seek)
a. buscarse
Hotel staff wanted.Se busca personal para hotel.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to lack)
a. faltar
My father has always worked hard, and our family has never wanted for anything.Mi padre siempre ha trabajado duro, y a nuestra familia nunca le ha faltado de nada.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (need)
a. la necesidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My grandfather's wants are simple; as long as he has tea and his books, he's content.Las necesidades de mi abuelo son sencillas; con que tenga té y sus libros está contento.
6. (lack)
a. la falta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He found himself in great difficulties for want of money.Tuvo grandes problemas por falta de dinero.
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