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May 26, 2017 - 06:45 PM
You're absolutley correct. It's actually to learn what the conjugation is coming from because Nosotros by itself is "we/us" but to conjugate querer it is the nosotros form you use. It's also more natural not to say nosotros but for new learning sake so we know where it comes from they show the full conjugation. You'll learn that depending on context and who you are talking about, it can help the listener know who you are talking about. Let's say you're talking to a friend and you ask what that person and their friends are doing that night and not meaning you included they can say to be more specific "nosotros queremos a ir' blah blah blah and so forth so there is not confusion on maybe you might think they are including you in the group as well. same with yo quiero. It's to be sure the person that you're talking to knows you mean you and not something else. Once you learn more you'll see that it makes more sense to use the full form to make sure you are understood. The formal form of querer which is quiere. well it could mean you/he/she... so if you ask what do you want? it could be mistranslated and misunderstood as what does he/she want when there is no one or maybe a few other people around. "que quiere?"... "que quiere usted?"... "que quiere ella?"... "que quiere el?". If you sometimes say "que quiere?" that person might be like are you asking me that or someone else? so you'd have to use "que quiere usted" just in case they ask. Hopefully I didn't make it even more confusing and it helps in some way!!!