The modal verbs mögen, möchten and wollen

Mögen (to like) is used for something we think is good.

Sina mag Tiere. Sie hat vier Katzen.

Sina likes animals. She’s got four cats.

Wir mögen Italien sehr.

We like Italy very much.

Wollen (want) and möchten (would like) are used to express a desire or intention. Möchten is more polite than wollen.

Lisa will in den Urlaub fahren.

Lisa wants to go on vacation.

Wir möchten zwei Tickets nach Berlin kaufen.

We would like to buy two tickets to Berlin.

This is how mögen, möchten and wollen are conjugated:

wollen en
ich will
du willst
er/sie/es will
wir wollen
ihr wollt
sie/Sie wollen
mögen en
ich mag
du magst
er/sie/es mag
wir mögen
ihr mögt
sie/Sie mögen
möchten en
ich möchte
du möchtest
er/sie/es möchte
wir möchten
ihr möchtet
sie/Sie möchten


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