Conjugate querer in the imperfect tense in Spanish (El Pretérito Imperfecto)

Querer (to want) is regular in El Pretérito Imperfecto in Spanish.

Learn how to conjugate "querer" in El Pretérito Imperfectoin Spanish

yo quería
querías
él / ella / Ud. quería
nosotros / nosotras 
queríamos
vosotros / vosotras
queríais
ellos / ellas / Uds.   querían

Read and listen to these examples:

Yo quería comer más tarta.I wanted to eat some more cake.

querías estudiar en la universidad de Harvard.You wanted to study at Harvard university.

Alicia quería conseguir el puesto de trabajo.Alicia wanted to get the job.

Nosotros queríamos formar una familia.We wanted to start a family.

Vosotras queríais ir al musical.You wanted to go to the musical.

Mis amigos querían averiguar la verdad.My friends wanted to discover the truth.

Ustedes querían jugar con sus amigos.You wanted to play with your friends.

 

Look how in the examples querer is always followed by an infinitive. We use querer in El Pretérito Imperfecto combined with another verb to express what "you wanted at some point in the past".


See also Conjugate regular -er and -ir verbs in the imperfect tense in Spanish (El Imperfecto)

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Ustedes querían jugar con sus amigos.You wanted to play with your friends.
querías estudiar en la universidad de Harvard.You wanted to study at Harvard university.
Mis amigos querían averiguar la verdad.My friends wanted to discover the truth.
Yo quería comer más tarta.I wanted to eat some more cake.
Alicia quería conseguir el puesto de trabajo.Alicia wanted to get the job.
Vosotras queríais ir al musical.You wanted to go to the musical.
Nosotros queríamos formar una familia.We wanted to start a family.
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