Dec 28, 2006
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?