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Let's Speak Italian!

Hi everybody, my name's Mike and this is the Let's Speak Italian podcast. I've found that the key to learning to speak Italian is to learn a little bit every day, and to practice it with your friends. So listen to one lesson, every day for 24 weeks. By the end, you'll be amazed at how easy it was, and just how much you can learn by practicing a few minutes every day.

Grazie tanto, arrivederci.


Jun 10, 2021

volere = to want, to want to

io voglio = I want, I want to

tu vuoi = you want, you want to (informal)

Lei vuole = you want, you want to (formal)

lui/lei vuole = he/she wants, he/she wants to

noi vogliamo = we want, we want to

voi volete = you want, you want to (plural)

loro vogliono = they want, they want to

'volere' can be used in two ways. One is as a modal verb where it is followed by another verb in its infinitive form.

Il dottore vuole parlare con Lei. = The doctor wants to speak with you (formal).

Volete mangiare i fagioli oggi? = Do you (plural) want to eat beans today?

Voglio ascoltare la canzone. = I want to listen to the song.

Loro vogliono imparare il russo. = They want to learn Russian.

'volere' can also mean 'to want' without using it as a modal verb.

Lui vuole un cane. = He wants a dog

Vogliamo un insegnante buono. = We want a good teacher.

Chi vuole un biscotto? = Who wants a cookie?