Serbo-Croatian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *xъtěti, cognate with Russian хотеть (xotetʹ), Ukrainian хотіти (xotity).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /xtêti/
  • Hyphenation: hte‧ti

Verb edit

htȅti impf (Cyrillic spelling хте̏ти)

  1. (transitive) to wish, want, desire
  2. (intransitive, auxiliary) Used to form the future tense; shall, will, going to
    Ja ću raditi/Ja ću da radimI will work
  3. (reflexive, impersonal, informal) to feel like
    Nije mi se hteloI didn't feel like it
  4. to be known to, to tend to
    Synonym: znati
    Leukociti hoće da padnu kod virusnih infekcija.
    Leucocytes tend to decrease in cases of viral infections.

Usage notes edit

In some dialects, there is no aspiration so the initial h sound in all forms is never pronounced (e.g. hoću becomes oću). In formal speech, aspiration is preferred.

Conjugation edit