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I want to….I like to…etc

April 29, 2010

To say something like “I want to go…”
1. First we put “I want”:


2. Next we add أنْ (that)

 3. Then we add the same conjugation of the next verb we want to use, which in this case will be: “I go” أَذْهَبُ

 4. After that we will change the dammah on the end of أذهب to a fat-hah because of the أن that comes before it so it will become: أَذْهَبَ

The resulting sentence is:

أُرِيْدُ أنْ أَذْهَبَ

which is literally, “I want that I go” but we would translate it as “I want to go”


To say “I like to study”, start with “I like” أُحِبُّ

then add أنْ  (so now you have: أُحِبُّ أَنْ )

then add “I study” (remembering to make the second verb mansoob due to the أَنْ): أَدْرُسَ

The result is:


أُحِبُّ أنْ أدْرُسَ

I like to study


You can also use different pronouns together.  For Example:


أُرِيْدُ أنْ تَغْسِلِيْ المَلَابِسَ

I want you (f) to wash the clothes.


هَلْ يُرِيْدُ أَنْ أَكْتُبَ

Does he want me to write? (Lit: Does he want that I write)


نُرِيْدُ أَنْ يَذْهَبُوا

We want them (m) to leave. (Lit : we want that they leave)

How to conjugate the verbs to like and to want:

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