Vouloir Conjugation in the Present Tense [+9 Examples]

Vouloir Conjugation

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

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 you can quiz yourself on vouloir conjugation in the present tense
  • how vouloir conjugation in the present tense 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 this fits in French A1.

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.

Vouloir means “to want” and is an irregular verb.

Vouloir is used when you want to state a desire or when you have a wish. This is similar to how you would use “to want” in English.

Je veux manger.

I want to eat.

Please note that 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 you want to pronounce a vouloir conjugation in the present tense.

  1. The je, tu, and il/elle/on verb forms all have the same pronunciation. The -x andt endings are not pronounced. It is just the “veu” part that gets pronounced.

Je veux

Tu veux

Il veut

These verbs are pronounced in the same exact way.

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

  1. In the ils/elles verb form, you don’t pronounce the -ent ending. It is just the “veul” part that gets pronounced.

Ils veulent

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

You don’t pronounce the letters in red.

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 une glace.

I want an ice cream.

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.

Vous voulez un nouveau vélo ?

Do you want a new bicycle?

Venez quand vous voulez.

Come when you want.

Ils veulent devenir riches.

They want to become rich.

Quiz Yourself on Vouloir Conjugation in the Present Tense

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and practice them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

Conjugate: VouloirJe manger. [I want to eat.]


 
 
Conjugate: VouloirTu jouer. [Do you want to play?]
Conjugate: VouloirIl nous revoir. [He wants to see us again.]
Conjugate: VouloirNous voter. [We want to vote.]
Conjugate: VouloirIls devenir riches. [They want to become rich.]

Anki File for Vouloir Conjugation in the Present Tense

It is important to do the Anki exercises 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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