Querer in the Present tense in Portuguese

Querer in the Present tense in Portuguese. Quero visitar o Rio de Janeiro.

What do you want to do today, guys?
Well, today, we are going to talk about the verb Querer in the Present tense in Portuguese.

We use the verb querer to talk about things we wish. Let’s see below, the conjugation of the verb querer at presente do indicativo:

Querer in the Present tense in Portuguese

Querer in the Present tense in Portuguese. Conjugation of the verb QUERER (to want) in the simple presente in Portuguese: eu quero, você quer, ele/ela quer, nós queremos, vocês querem, eles/elas querem.

If you want to check the full conjugation, take a look at our Dica Conjugation of the Verb Querer.

The verb Querer can be used either of a noun or with another verb. Bear in mind that when using the verb querer with another verb, the second verb must be in the infinitive.

How to use the verb Querer

Querer + Noun Eu quero uma caipirinha.
I want a caipirinha.
Querer + Verb Eu quero beber uma caipirinha.
I want to drink a caipirinha


Minha música favorita da Elis Regina é ‘Eu quero uma casa no campo’.
My favorite Elis Regina’s song is ‘Eu quero uma casa no campo’

Você quer sair para o Baixo Gávea hoje à noite?
Do you want to go out to Baixo Gávea at night?

Ele quer visitar o MAR (Museu de Artes do Rio).
He wants to visit MAR (Museu de Artes do Rio).

Nós queremos viajar para Petrópolis neste fim de semana.
We want to travel to Petrópolis  this weekend.

Vocês querem visitar as praias de Búzios no fim de semana?
Do you want to visit the beaches of Búzios on the weekend?

Eles querem conhecer o CCBB.
They want to know CCBB.

Now it’s your turn!

Complete the sentences using the verb Querer in the Present tense in Portuguese:

  1. Eu ______ falar com você.
  2. Moisés e Diogo ______ conhecer a Pedra da Gávea.
  3. Nós ______ aprender português.
  4. Maria ______ participar das atividades RioLIVE!
  5. Pablo ______ assistir ao filme Tropa de Elite.
  6. Os alunos da Rio & Learn ______ conhecer os pontos turísticos do Rio de Janeiro.

Now, we know how the verb querer works.
See you, galera!

PORTUGUESNOVO           espanhol4
Click in the links below to see more related Dicas
Conjugation of the Verb Querer in Portuguese
Past Tense of Querer in Portuguese
Verbs of desire in Portuguese
Portuguese Perfect and Imperfect


  1. Eu quero falar com você.
  2. Moisés e Diogo querem conhecer a Pedra da Gávea.
  3. Nós queremos aprender português.
  4. Maria quer participar das atividades RioLIVE!
  5. Pablo quer assistir ao filme Tropa de Elite.
  6. Os alunos da Rio & Learn querem conhecer os pontos turísticos do Rio de Janeiro.

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