Spanish Verb querer: to love, want is querer

The Spanish for love, want is the irregular Spanish verb querer.
Imagine you want a CAREER as a CARER and love the work!

Querer is an irregular -ER verb, and one of the ten most important verbs in Spanish. It has a few little quirky conjugations - like most of the most important verbs. It is a unique verb in its conjugations, no other verb conjugates in the same way, so learn it thoroughly.
Querer differs from amar, which also means to love, in the following ways:
  • amar - for a more passionate, deeper love, for lovers.
  • querer - love for family, friends.
  • use querer for to wish, to want.
  • querer con locura to be crazy about.
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           to love; to want querer
Imagine you want a CAREER as a CARER
and love the work!
Simple Tenses - Spanish Verb querer
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

love, want
quiero quieres quiere queremos queréis quieren

loved, wanted
quería querías quería queríamos queríais querían

loved, wanted
quise quisiste quiso quisimos quisisteis quisieron

will love
querré querrás querrá querremos querréis querrán

would have loved
querría querrías querría querríamos querríais querrían

may have love
quiera quieras quiera queramos queráis quieran
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may have loved
quisiera quisieras quisiera quisieramos quisieráis quisieran
quisiese quisieses quisiese quisiésemos quisieséis quisiesen
Imperatives - Spanish Verb querer

quiere! quiera! queramos! quered! quieran!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't love!
no quieras! no quiera! no queramos! no queráis! no quieran!
Compound Tenses of the Spanish Verb querer  Past Participle: querido
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have loved
he querido has querido ha querido hemos querido habéis querido han querido
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had loved
hube querido hubiste querido hubo querido hubimos querido hubisteis querido hubieron querido
Past Perfect

had have loved
había querido habías querido había querido habíamos querido habíais querido habían querido
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have loved
haya querido hayas querido haya querido hayamos querido hayáis querido hayan querido
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have loved
habré querido habrás querido habrá querido habremos querido habréis querido habrán querido
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have loved
habría querido habrías querido habría querido habríamos querido habríais querido habrían querido

may have loved
hubiera querido hubieras querido hubiera querido hubiéramos querido hubierais querido hubieran querido
hubiese querido hubieses querido hubiese querido hubiésemos querido hubieseis querido hubiesen querido
Progressive Tenses querer  Present Participle: queriendo
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am loving
estoy queriendo estás queriendo está queriendo estamos queriendo está queriendo están queriendo
Preterit Progressive

was loving
estuve queriendo estuviste queriendo estuvo queriendo estuvimos queriendo estuvisteis queriendo estuvieron queriendo
Imperfect Progressive

had been loving
estaba queriendo estabas queriendo estaba queriendo estábamos queriendo estabais queriendo estaban queriendo
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be loving
estaré queriendo estarás queriendo estará queriendo estaremos queriendo estaréis queriendoo estarán queriendo
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would have been loving
estaría queriendo estarías queriendo estabría queriendo estaríamos queriendo estaríais queriendo estarían queriendo
Subjunctive Progressive

may have been loving
que ~ queriendo que ~ queriendo que ~ queriendo que ~ queriendo que ~ queriendo que ~ queriendo
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Spanish verb querer (se) hacer querer : to endear, make loveable, attractive.
querer bien/mal a alguien : be fond of / have it in for someone.
querer decir : to mean (lit. to want to say).

Spanish for love =querer sin querer : by accident, unintentionally (lit. without wanting to).
no querer : to refuse to (esp. preterit).
como quiera que : since, given that

Spanish for love =querer cuando quiera  : whenever.
como quiera que sea : one way or another, in any case.
Quiera o no quiera. : whether s/he likes it or not.


  • The Spanish verb for have querer is an irregular ER verb, so you need to learn the conjugation.
  • Learn to conjugate querer and reinforce the pattern.
  • Do a series of other ER verbs every day for a month and you will have a solid knowledge of the ER verbs' conjugation patterns. Keep doing them with a new one every day from the Spanish Verbs List.
  • The same applies to the various patterns. Each month we feature a daily verb from one of the major pattern groups.
  • Repeating these tables aloud 10 times throughout the day will better embed the patterns into your subconscious, and your long term memory.
  • Reciting aloud is a great way for you to practice your pronunciation, and helps you to memorize the conjugations.

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