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 understanding it.

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

  • I suppose he was looking her in the eye when they practiced "I want you". Or Laurie was just teasing her.
    – user3169
    May 29, 2017 at 17:11
  • @Max I added more words to my post.
    – The Hawk
    May 29, 2017 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. May 29, 2017 at 17:19
  • @StoneyB please post the answer.
    – The Hawk
    May 29, 2017 at 17:20
  • @DhanrajKumar Does it explain what you needed to know? That's not entirely clear from your question. May 29, 2017 at 17:22

2 Answers 2


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).


To conjugate a verb is

to list the forms of a verb in a particular order normally by person.

In English, want is a regular verb and so is

1st person singular: I want

2nd person singular: Thou wantest

3rd person singular: He/she/it wants.

1st person plural: We want

2nd person plural: You want

3rd person plural: They want

French, however, has many more irregular verbs and so conjugating the verb is a regular practice in French class.

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