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Principal Translations
want vtr (desire)querer vtr
 tener ganas loc verb
 I want to eat.
 Quiero comer.
 Tengo ganas de comer.
want vtr (need)necesitar vtr
 You want to arrive there before the film starts.
 Necesitas llegar antes de que empiece la película.
want vtr (would like: to do [sth])querer vtr
 I want to be a doctor when I grow up.
 Quiero ser médico cuando sea mayor.
 
Additional Translations
want n (lack)falta nf
 For want of a knife, he cut with his fork.
 A falta de un cuchillo, cortó con el tenedor.
want n (desire)deseo nm
 He looked at her with want in his eyes.
 Él la miró con deseo en sus ojos.
want vtr (request the presence)querer vtr
 I want you here by nine o'clock tonight.
 Quiero que estés aquí para las nueve de la noche.
want vtr (require, ask)querer vtr
 Hello. I want film for my camera, please.
 Hola. Quiero un rollo de película para mi cámara.
want vtr usu. passive (for crime, by police)buscar vtr
 He is wanted by the police.
 La policía lo está buscando.
want vtr (lack)faltar vi
 Everyone else is here, but we are wanting Daniel.
 Todos están aquí, pero nos falta Daniel.
want vtr UK, informal (+ ing: need)necesitar vtr
 The kitchen window wants cleaning - it's filthy!
 La ventana de la cocina necesita una limpieza - ¡está asquerosa!
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Compound Forms:
be in want tener necesidad
do you want quieres? loc
freedom from want n (right not to live in poverty)derecho a tener las necesidades básicas cubiertas nm
 Freedom from want may seem unobtainable for many poor people in this world.
 derecho al trabajo dignamente remunerado loc nom
 libertad frente a la necesidad loc nom
I want you interj informal (I am sexually attracted to you)te deseo loc
 I want you. Let's leave this party and go back to my place.
 Te deseo. Tengo ganas de hacerte el amor.
if you want adv (as you please)si quieres loc adv
 I can lend you some money if you want.
 Te puedo prestar algo de dinero, si quieres.
 si gustas loc adv
want ad n abbr, informal (classified advertisement )avisos clasificados nmpl
 Let's check the want ads and see if anyone is selling a bicycle cheap.
 Consultemos los avisos clasificados, seguramente hay bicicletas para la venta.
 Españaanuncios clasificados nmpl.+adj.
 Juan lee los anuncios clasificados para buscar un nuevo trabajo.
want it all quererlo todo v
want list lista de deseos nf
want something in return v (seek in exchange)querer algo a cambio
 If I do this favor for you, I may want something in return.
 Si te hago este favor, puede que quiera algo a cambio.
want to vtr (have a desire to)desear vtr
 If you want to come, get in the car!
 Si deseas venir, ¡vente!
 querer vtr
 Si quieres un cacho de jamón, cógelo.
want to know querer saber v
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