Conjugate stem-changing verb querer (e > ie) in El presente de Subjuntivo (present subjunctive)

Querer (to want/love) is a stem-changing verb where the the first -e- becomes -ie- both in El Presente and in El Presente de Subjuntivo

Have a look at its conjugation in El Presente de Subjuntivo:

yo quiera
quieras
él / ella / Ud.   quiera
nosotros / nosotras  queramos
vosotros / vosotras  queráis
ellos / ellas / Uds.    quieran

The first vowel -e- in the stem becomes -ie- except for the nosotros and vosotros forms.

The endings are the same as for regular -er verbs in El Presente de Subjuntivo

Look at and listen to these examples:

Es bueno que quieras ir a la universidad.
It is good that you want to go to university.

Es raro que yo no quiera comer nada hoy.
It is strange that I don't want to eat anything today.

Me extraña que él quiera venir al cine con nosotras.
I'm surprised he wants to come to the cinema with us.

Es sorprendente que todos nosotros queramos ir de vacaciones a India.
It is surprising that we all want to go to India on holiday.

He cocinado para un ejército asi que espero que queráis comer bastante.
I've cooked for an army so I hope you want to eat a lot.

Dudo mucho que ellas quieran apuntarse al curso de tenis.
I really doubt that they will want to sign up for the tennis course.

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Me extraña que él quiera venir al cine con nosotras.
I'm surprised he wants to come to the cinema with us.


He cocinado para un ejército asi que espero que queráis comer bastante.
I've cooked for an army so I hope you want to eat a lot.


Es sorprendente que todos nosotros queramos ir de vacaciones a India.
It is surprising that we all want to go to India on holiday.


Es raro que yo no quiera comer nada hoy.
It is strange that I don't want to eat anything today.


Dudo mucho que ellas quieran apuntarse al curso de tenis.
I really doubt that they will want to sign up for the tennis course.


Es bueno que quieras ir a la universidad.
It is good that you want to go to university.


Q&A Forum 3 questions, 4 answers

EmanuelB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I would like to ask why is lo que followed by a verb in Subjuntivo?

Asked 3 days ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Emanuel:

Lo que can also be followed by the indicative. 

You've seen this sentence from the lesson using the subjunctive:

Haré lo que tú quieras si limpias mi habitación.

(I will do whatever you want if you clean my room.)

This sentence could also use the indicative like this:

Haré lo que tú quieres si limpias mi habitación.

(I will do what you want if you clean my room.)

The difference is that in the first one with the subjunctive, the speaker doesn't know what he/she wants. I will do "whatever" you want (whatever that might be...)

In the second sentence using the indicative, we assume that the person has previously said what he/she wants, e.g. watching her favourite film, so then the speaker is saying that he will do what she wants (watching together her favourite film) as long as she cleans his room. 

I hope this clarified it.

Un saludo

Inma

I would like to ask why is lo que followed by a verb in Subjuntivo?

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PatiB1Kwiziq community member

Confusion over singular person

Me extraña que él quiera venir al cine con nosotras. (I'm surprised he wants to come to the cinema with us.)

I'm confused by what appears to be third person (extraña) rather than first person (extraño) in this sentence.  Please explain. Is it similar to use of the verb "gustar" --- where third person is used?

Pati

Asked 3 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Pati,

Yes, you are right. Extrañar is used the same way we use "gustar", for example:

Me extraña su actitud. (I am surprised at his attitude.[His attitute surprises me])

If we go back to the sentence from the lesson:

Me extraña que él quiera venir al cine con nosotras. (I'm surprised he wants to come to the cinema with us.)

Here the subject of the sentence is: "que él quiera venir al cine con nosotras" , therefore the verb is agreeing with this subject "extraña"

Saludos

Inma

 

Confusion over singular person

Me extraña que él quiera venir al cine con nosotras. (I'm surprised he wants to come to the cinema with us.)

I'm confused by what appears to be third person (extraña) rather than first person (extraño) in this sentence.  Please explain. Is it similar to use of the verb "gustar" --- where third person is used?

Pati

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AllisonC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

When there is no doubt, why the subjunctive?

No dudo en absoluto que nosotros nos ________ siempre.I have absolutely no doubt that we will love each other for ever.HINT: Conjugate "querer" in El Presente Subjuntivo."No dudo que" would express certainty, so why the subjunctive here?
Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Allison,

With verbs expressing doubt, even when they are in negative, the subjunctive is needed. Here is a lesson about this:

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Saludos

Inma

InmaKwiziq team member

Hi Allison,

I've just double checked the use of subjunctive with "dudar" in negative, and there is a nuance here when we use "no dudar que". In this case, the meaning of this verb in negative is "to hope/to trust". This is why in this specific case it is used with subjunctive. So, this sentence means: "Yo espero/confío en que nosotros nos queramos siempre."

We will add an extra note to the lesson to clarify.

I hope this clarifies your doubt.

Saludos

Inma

When there is no doubt, why the subjunctive?

No dudo en absoluto que nosotros nos ________ siempre.I have absolutely no doubt that we will love each other for ever.HINT: Conjugate "querer" in El Presente Subjuntivo."No dudo que" would express certainty, so why the subjunctive here?

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