Three Teenage girls Lynda, Laurie & Annie walking & talking to each other about the college:

Lynda: Anyway, today in class, in French class, Mr. Leclerc was totally flirting with me.

Annie: (Laughs)

Laurie: God, here we go!

Lynda: We were conjugating the verb "to want."

Laurie: Because he so wants you!

Laurie: Je veuxl Je veuxl

I bolded the sentence where I got confused in understand it.

Is she saying to want has so many meanings to it or anything else?

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  • I suppose he was looking her in the eye when they practiced "I want you". Or Laurie was just teasing her. – user3169 May 29 '17 at 17:11
  • @Max I added more words to my post. – The Hawk May 29 '17 at 17:15
  • It was a French class, and they were conjugating the French verb vouloir, Englished to want. Je veux is the present tense first person singular of voulouir, and thus the first term in a conjugation. – StoneyB on hiatus May 29 '17 at 17:19
  • @StoneyB please post the answer. – The Hawk May 29 '17 at 17:20
  • @DhanrajKumar Does it explain what you needed to know? That's not entirely clear from your question. – StoneyB on hiatus May 29 '17 at 17:22

The verb want does have a variety of meanings. When it is applied a person, it can mean that the person is desired romantically or sexually by another person.

In French class, they were conjugating the verb vouloir, which is French for want. Lynda construes this as flirting by the teacher, since if the teacher says "I want you" to her (or any other student), it could interpreted as a romantic desire. Laurie thinks this is silly and mocks her by saying "Je veux" (I want).

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