Vouloir Conjugation in the Present Tense (Le Présent)

Vouloir Conjugation

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In this French grammar lesson we will learn about vouloir conjugation in the present tense.

Vouloir means “to want” and is an irregular verb, and one of the most important verbs in the French language. Therefore it warrants its own lesson.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how vouloir is conjugated in French,
  • how vouloir is used in French,
  • how vouloir is pronounced in French,
  • how vouloir is used in sentences in French,
  • how vouloir conjugation Anki files can be downloaded.

Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar if you are curious about how vouloir fits in French A1 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about vouloir conjugation in the present tense!

Table of Contents

Vouloir Conjugation in the Present Tense

jeveux
tuveux
il/elle/onveut
nousvoulons
vousvoulez
ils/ellesveulent

Usage of Vouloir

This section on vouloir conjugation in the present tense will show you how vouloir is used in French.

The vouloir means “to want”.

Vouloir in the Present Tense is used when one wants to state a desire or when one has a wish.

Je veux manger.

I want to eat.

Please note than in French if two verbs are placed next to each other the first will be conjugated and the second will be the full verb (infinitive).

Pronunciation of Vouloir Conjugations

In this section on vouloir conjugation in the present tense we will focus on pronunciation.

There are 2 important rules to take into account when we want to pronounce a vouloir conjugation in the present tense.

  1. The je, tu, and il/elle/on form all have the same pronunciation. The x, x, and t are not pronounced.

Je veux

Tu veux

Il veut

All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation.

  1. In the ils/elles form one does not pronounce the ent.

Ils veulent

The last letter that is pronounced is the “l“.

Example Sentences with Vouloir Conjugations

The final section of this lesson on vouloir conjugation in the present tense is about seeing vouloir in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of vouloir conjugation in the present tense through examples.

Je veux dormir.

I want to sleep.

Je veux manger.

I want to eat.

Tu veux jouer?

Do you want to play?

Il veut nous revoir.

He wants to see us again.

Nous voulons voter.

We want to vote.

Venez quand vous voulez.

Come when you want.

Ils veulent devenir riches.

They want to become rich.

Anki File for Vouloir Conjugation

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can better remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A1, you can practice every French A1 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

You can also choose to just get the Anki File for French A1 Verbs. This only has the verbs for French A1.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or if you don’t know what Anki is, then please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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