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När säga man "vilja" eller "vill"?

What is the difference between vilja and vill?

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Base language: English
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    Vilja can be both a noun and a verb. As a noun, it's the same as "will".

    Fri vilja = Free will

    As a verb "vilja" is infinitive and "vill" is present tense.

    "Jag vill + infinitive verb" works but you can't say "Jag vill + noun". You must say "jag vill + infinitive verb + noun".

    Jag vill gå hem = I want to go home.
    Jag vill ha en dator = I want a computer. ("Jag vill en dator" is not correct).
    Jag vill vara en apa = I want to be a monkey
    Jag vill vilja, men kan inte = I want to want, but can't.
    Jag skulle vilja äta nu = I would (want) like to eat now
    "Vilja" is the verb in the infinitive, so this roughly means 'to want'.

    I want a computer → Jag vill en dator
    I will want a computer → Jag ska vilja en dator

    In the first sentence, 'vilja' is the action that the subject 'I' is doing. In the second sentence, 'ska' is the action the subject is doing, and 'vilja' is the action the subject will do in the future.

    English doesn't really have infinitives like this, so it's a little confusing to try to explain. Did this help?

    Vill is want.
    Vilja can be a verb and a noun.

    The verb "vilja" is used to express something you wish to do or have etc. It is often used with "skulle".
    For example: Jag skulle vilja åka till Italien en dag. (I would like to go to Italy one day.)

    The noun "vilja" translates into the English noun "will".
    For example: De gjorde det mot min vilja. (They did it against my will.)

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