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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

VerbEdit

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

ConjugationEdit

Usage notesEdit

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.