See also: Wullen and wullen

Low GermanEdit


From Middle Low German willen, from Old Saxon willian, from Proto-West Germanic *walljan, from Proto-Germanic *wiljaną.

Compare Dutch willen, West Frisian wolle, German wollen, English will, Danish ville.


  • (originally) IPA(key): /ˈwʏlːən/
  • (commonly) IPA(key): /ˈvʏlən/


wüllen (third-person singular simple present will, past tense wull, past participle wullt, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (auxiliary) To want (to do something).
    Ik will wat drinken.
    I want to drink something.
  2. (auxiliary) will. Used to form the future tense of a verb, together with an infinitive.
    Dat will doch nich warken.
    It will not work though.
    Wi wüllt nich vör halvig acht ankamen.
    We will not arrive before 7.30 o'clock.
  3. (intransitive) To wish.
    Ik wull wi weren noch kleen Jehan.
    I wish we were still young Jehan.


Usage notesEdit

  • schölen is also often used for the future tense, along with wüllen.