no querer

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no querer(
noh
 
keh
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rehr
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to not wish)
a. to not want
¿Damos una vuelta? - No quiero salir con este tiempo.Shall we go for a walk? - I don't want to go out in this weather.
2. (to not feel affection for)
a. to not love
Ya no te quiero, Alfredo. Lo nuestro se acabó.I don't love you anymore, Alfredo. Our relationship is over.
b. to not like
Si los alumnos no te quisieran, no te harían regalos tan lindos como este.If the students didn't like you, they wouldn't give you lovely presents like this one.
c. to not be fond of
Por algún motivo, la leona no quería a uno de sus cachorros.For some reason, the lioness wasn't fond of one of her cubs.
3. (to not have as intention)
a. to not mean
Perdón, no quería ser maleducado. Es que no te vi entrar.I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be rude. It's just that I didn't see you coming in.
b. to not try
No quiero parecer gracioso. Lo digo completamente en serio.I'm not trying to be funny. I'm dead serious about it.
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