Conjugate querer in El Pretérito Indefinido (simple past)

Querer (to want) has an irregular stem quis- in El Pretérito Indefinido:

yo

quise

quisiste

él/ella/Ud.

quiso

nosotros / nosotras

quisimos

vosotros / vosotras

quisisteis

ellos/ellas/Uds.  

quisieron

Here are some examples to read and listen to:


Yo no quise ir a la fiesta ayer.
I did not want to go to the party yesterday.

quisiste comprar el vestido.
You wanted to buy the dress.

Silvia quiso dormir más horas la semana pasada.
Silvia wanted to sleep more hours last week.

Nosotros quisimos ir de vacaciones a México el año pasado.
We wanted to go on holiday to Mexico last year.

Vosotros quisisteis comprar flores a Manuela.
You wanted to buy flowers for Manuela.

Los ganadores quisieron celebrar su éxito.
The winners wanted to celebrate their success.

Ustedes quisieron reservar en este hotel.
You wanted to book this hotel.

Querer belongs to a group of verbs that all have an irregular stem but share the same set of endings. To learn more about this have a look at Irregulares en Indefinido/mismas terminaciones.

Examples and resources

Yo no quise ir a la fiesta ayer.
I did not want to go to the party yesterday.


Los ganadores quisieron celebrar su éxito.
The winners wanted to celebrate their success.


Vosotros quisisteis comprar flores a Manuela.
You wanted to buy flowers for Manuela.


Silvia quiso dormir más horas la semana pasada.
Silvia wanted to sleep more hours last week.


Nosotros quisimos ir de vacaciones a México el año pasado.
We wanted to go on holiday to Mexico last year.


quisiste comprar el vestido.
You wanted to buy the dress.


Ustedes quisieron reservar en este hotel.
You wanted to book this hotel.


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