Translation of want in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (require, desire) what do you want?what do you want this for?¿qué quieres?is there anything you want?¿para qué quieres esto?(it's) just what I('ve) always wanted!¿se le ofrece algo? [formal]¿deseaba algo? [formal]I want my daddy!¡(es) justo lo que quería!the boss wants you¡quiero que venga mi papá!he's wanted on the phoneel jefe te quiere ver or quiere hablar contigoI know when I'm not wanted!hay una llamada para éllo llaman por teléfonoI want it done todaysé muy bien cuando estoy de másshe wants it ready todayquiero que se haga hoydoes he want the book back?quiere que esté listo hoyI wouldn't want him for a father-in-law¿quiere que le devuelvan ( or le devolvamos etc) el libro?what do you want as a birthday present?no quisiera tenerlo de or como suegroeverything you could want from a car¿qué quieres de regalo de cumpleaños?what does he want with an electric guitar?todo lo que se le puede pedir a un cocheto want to +¿qué va a hacer con una guitarra eléctrica?¿para qué quiere una guitarra eléctrica?
infinitivethey only want to helpquerer + infinitiveshe can be charming when she wants to (be)solo quieren ayudarthe car doesn't want to start to want somebody/something to +es un encanto cuando quiere or cuando se lo propone infinitivewhat do you want me to do/say?querer quealguien/algo + subjunctivewe want the party to be a success¿qué quieres que haga/diga?to want somebody/somethingqueremos que la fiesta sea un éxito -inghe doesn't want them snooping aroundquerer quealguien/algo + subjunctiveno quiere que anden husmeando por allíExample sentences
- Rosa said that although she does not want to drop the charges, she cannot handle the pressures of the situation anymore and wants out of the Army.
- Like Dillon, he wants out of his current situation.
- Never thrusting himself upon the crowd, but quietly allowing people to find him, he had a confidence in his own ability to judge who and what he wants out of every situation.
(police)wanted he is wanted for murdershe is wanted for questioninglo buscan por asesinatola buscan para interrogarlaExample sentences1.3 (as price for something) how much does she want for the picture?
- The whole lot wants digging up and replacing with a small roundabout like it should have been since day one.
¿cuánto pide por el cuadro?Example sentences1.4 (person) (sexually)
- He was named as wanted by Bedfordshire Police in 1998 in connection with the murder of Mr Farrow.
- There are around 700 bail dodgers in Bolton who are wanted by police on outstanding warrants.
- She is known to have had a relationship with a homeless man who was wanted by police in connection with a stolen credit card.
- So when it came to choosing her object of desire, she wanted an attractive object with a practical side.
- He takes a risk because he thinks he can get away with it because the facts may well turn out to support his editor's desire and he wants a quiet life and to be obliging.
- Feel the heat of desire, forget wanting a new car.
- I've always tried to please him with the clothes I buy but him not wanting me sexually I find very hurtful.
- So Kathy is reduced to tears of frustration as she waits to see whether Anna wants her as a sexual partner.
- 2 (need) the garage wants a coat of paintthat child wants a good thrashingal garaje le hace falta or el garaje necesita una mano de pinturayou'll want your umbrellaa ese niño le hace falta una buena palizagardener wantedvas a necesitar or te va a hacer falta el paraguaswe all like to feel wantedse necesita or se precisa jardineroyou want a number 65 busa todos nos gusta sentir que nos necesitanyou want the second door on the righttiene que tomar el 65the last thing I want is a coldes la segunda puerta a la derechathere's Meg — that's all I wanted!maldita la falta que me hace resfriarme ahorayou want to see a doctor/to stop smokingahí viene Meg — ¡lo (único or último) que me faltaba!you want to be more careful!tienes que ver a un médico/dejar de fumaryou want to see the mess he's made!¡a ver si tienes más cuidado!to want¡tendrías que ver el desastre que ha hecho!
-ingthe house wants cleaningtell me what wants doinghay que limpiar la casathe referee wants his eyes testing (British English) [colloquial]dime qué hay que hacerel árbitro va a tener que ir al oculista
- 1 countable or uncountable (requirement, need) their wants are fewto be in want of somethingnecesitan pocosus necesidades son pocastener necesidad de algoExample sentences
- Men, he claimed, are in want of youth, good skin and lustrous hair.
- The broken roof tiles seen through the grilled door say the area is in want of care.
- The story goes that the handsome prince, in want of a wife, invited all the girls in the land to a ball.
- 2 uncountable (lack, absence) to feel the want of something/somebodyfor want of somethingsentir la falta de algo/alguienfor want of anything better to doa falta de algofor want of a better worda falta de algo mejor que hacerif she doesn't become champion, it won't be for want of tryinga falta de una palabra más apropiadasi no llega a ser campeona, no será porque no lo haya intentado
- (lack) [formal] (usually with negative) you/they will want for nothing
- 1.1 (wish to join)to want in (
- 1.1 (wish to quit)to want out (
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