Modal verb wollen

 

Furthermore, wollen can be used to state a request.

 

The "request" expressed with wollen can vary in intensity or urgency and can range from a suggestion to a slightly threatening request.

 

Examples   meaning
Wollen wir gehen?
=
suggestion
Wir wollen gehen!
=
suggestion - request
Wollen Sie bitte einen Augenblick warten?
=
polite request
Wollen Sie Platz nehmen?
=
polite but urgent request
Willst du wohl endlich still sein!
=
slightly threatening request