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to want to, will
(Note that it's NOT "will" in the sense of future.)
Value:
Opposite: sollen
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German Irregular Verbs - (haben, sein, modal verbs)

Let's get to know the German modal verbs (and one of their verb friends). We'll learn what they mean and how to conjugate them. With lots of audio examples.


Word Family

Root: *u̯el-

The core idea of this root was:

wanting, choosing

English relatives are will and the Latin branch around volare (to want) with words like voluntary and volition.

In German, both core themes survived, one as wollen (to want) and the other one as wählen (to choose).

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