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want (Englisch)[Bearbeiten]


Zeitform Person Wortform
simple present I, you, they want
he, she, it wants
simple past   wanted
present participle   wanting
past participle   wanted

want, Partizip Perfekt: want•ed, Partizip Präsens: want•ing

IPA: brE [wɒnt], amE [wɑnt],
Partizip Perfekt: brE [ˈwɒntʰɪd], amE [ˈwɑntʰɪd],
Partizip Präsens: brE [ˈwɒntɪŋ], amE [ˈwɑntɪŋ]
Hörbeispiele: Lautsprecherbild to want (britisch) (Info), Lautsprecherbild want (US-amerikanisch) (Info), Partizip Perfekt: —, Partizip Präsens:

[1] wollen, wünschen
[2] (jemanden) sprechen wollen, (nach jemandem) verlangen oder fragen
[3] nur Passiv: (als Tatverdächtiger) gesucht werden
[4] sexuell begehren
[5] amE umgangssprachlich, mit in/into/out: (in einen Ort, eine Situation) hineinwollen, herauswollen
[6] benötigen, erfordern (brE umgangssprachlich auch mit Dingen als Subjekt)
[7] brE umgangssprachlich: verdienen
[8] bildlich: entbehren, fehlen, vermissen, darben, sich in Not oder Armut befinden
[9] euphemistisch: sollen

Von altnordisch vanta (fehlen). Erscheint im Englischen seit dem 13. Jahrhundert.

[1] wish, desire, feel inclined to; höflich: would like
[2] demand, ask
[3] search, look for, hunt
[4] desire, crave for, lust for, be keen on
[6] need, require, demand, call for
[7] deserve
[8] miss, lack, fall short by
[9] ought, should; have to, must

[1] have, hold; abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe; decline, refuse, reject, spurn

[1] We want answers to our questions.
[1] He wants to marry a rich girl.
[1] She wanted me to take her to Italy.
[1] Mr. Jones wants his car repaired by tomorrow.
[1] Steve wants Mike as his classmate.
[2] The boss wants you in his office.
[2] You are wanted on the telephone.
[3] He is wanted by the police in connection with a murder case.
[4] He was so good-looking, she wanted him on the spot.
[5] Would you open the door? The cat wants in.
[5] If anyone wants out, there’s the door.
[6] The farmers desperately want rain.
[6] This invoice wants paying.
[7] That rascal! He wants a good smack in his face!
[8] You shall want for nothing while you are with me.
[8] It wanted twenty minutes to midnight.
[9] You want to be very careful what you say.

Charakteristische Wortkombinationen:
if you want (wenn du möchtest; Beispiel: I’ll cook you a meal if you want.)
say what you want (sag was du willst; Beispiel: say what you want, she is honest)
want for (Beispiel: they want for nothing, es fehlt ihnen an nichts)
want ad (Kleinanzeige mit „gesucht wird…“)
want badly, want really (unbedingt wollen)
want something back (etwas zurückhaben wollen)

wanter (jemand, der etwas will)
unwanted (unerwünscht)
want-away (abwanderungs-, wechselwillig)





the want

the wants

IPA: brE [wɒnt], amE [wɑnt]
Hörbeispiele: —, Lautsprecherbild want (US-amerikanisch) (Info)

[1] Wunsch, Bedarf, Bedürfnis
[2] Entbehrung, Fehlen, Mangel, Not

[1] wish, need, desire
[2] deficiency, lack, poverty, absence, dearth

[2] presence; abundance, amplitude, bounty, plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plentitude, plenty, wealth; adequacy, sufficiency; excess, overabundance, oversupply, superabundance, surfeit, surplus; deluge, flood; bushel, deal, gobs, heap, loads, lot, mass, mountain, much, oodles, peck, pile, pot, quantity, raft, reams, scads, stack, volume, wad; fund, pool, stock, supply; cache, hoard, stash, stockpile

[1] I know his wants and desires.
[1] He is in want of an assistant.
[2] Those old houses are in want of repair.
[2] For want of a pajama he slept in his underwear.
[2] In this country want was virtually unknown.

Charakteristische Wortkombinationen:
for want of (mangels, aus Mangel an, in Ermangelung)
for want of evidence (aus Mangel an Beweisen)
for want of form (wegen eines Formfehlers)
suffer want (Not leiden)



Referenzen und weiterführende Informationen:
[1] Oxford English Dictionary „want
[1] Macmillan Dictionary: „want“ (britisch), „want“ (US-amerikanisch)
[1] Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary „want
[1] Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus „want
[1] Dictionary.com Englisch-Englisches Wörterbuch, Thesaurus und Enzyklopädie „want
[1] PONS Englisch-Deutsch, Stichwort: „want
[1] dict.cc Englisch-Deutsch, Stichwort: „want
[1] LEO Englisch-Deutsch, Stichwort: „want
Ähnliche Wörter:
wait, wan, wand, wank, wart, went, wont, won’t
englische Reimwörter: blunt, brunt, bunt, front, grunt, hunt, Lunt, punt, runt, shunt, strunt, stunt, wont