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Every once in awhile we may fall on our face, but we insist on doing what we wanna do.
Cliff Burton

Meaning of "wanna" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WANNA

wanna  [ˈwɒnə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WANNA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wanna is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb wanna in English.

WHAT DOES WANNA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of wanna in the English dictionary

The definition of wanna in the dictionary is a spelling of want to intended to reflect a dialectal or informal pronunciation.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WANNA

PRESENT

Present
I wanna
you wanna
he/she/it wannas
we wanna
you wanna
they wanna
Present continuous
I am wannaing
you are wannaing
he/she/it is wannaing
we are wannaing
you are wannaing
they are wannaing
Present perfect
I have wannaed
you have wannaed
he/she/it has wannaed
we have wannaed
you have wannaed
they have wannaed
Present perfect continuous
I have been wannaing
you have been wannaing
he/she/it has been wannaing
we have been wannaing
you have been wannaing
they have been wannaing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I wannaed
you wannaed
he/she/it wannaed
we wannaed
you wannaed
they wannaed
Past continuous
I was wannaing
you were wannaing
he/she/it was wannaing
we were wannaing
you were wannaing
they were wannaing
Past perfect
I had wannaed
you had wannaed
he/she/it had wannaed
we had wannaed
you had wannaed
they had wannaed
Past perfect continuous
I had been wannaing
you had been wannaing
he/she/it had been wannaing
we had been wannaing
you had been wannaing
they had been wannaing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will wanna
you will wanna
he/she/it will wanna
we will wanna
you will wanna
they will wanna
Future continuous
I will be wannaing
you will be wannaing
he/she/it will be wannaing
we will be wannaing
you will be wannaing
they will be wannaing
Future perfect
I will have wannaed
you will have wannaed
he/she/it will have wannaed
we will have wannaed
you will have wannaed
they will have wannaed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been wannaing
you will have been wannaing
he/she/it will have been wannaing
we will have been wannaing
you will have been wannaing
they will have been wannaing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would wanna
you would wanna
he/she/it would wanna
we would wanna
you would wanna
they would wanna
Conditional continuous
I would be wannaing
you would be wannaing
he/she/it would be wannaing
we would be wannaing
you would be wannaing
they would be wannaing
Conditional perfect
I would have wanna
you would have wanna
he/she/it would have wanna
we would have wanna
you would have wanna
they would have wanna
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been wannaing
you would have been wannaing
he/she/it would have been wannaing
we would have been wannaing
you would have been wannaing
they would have been wannaing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you wanna
we let´s wanna
you wanna
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to wanna
Past participle
wannaed
Present Participle
wannaing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WANNA


belladonna
ˌbɛləˈdɒnə
dishonour
dɪsˈɒnə
doner
ˈdɒnə
Donna
ˈdɒnə
goner
ˈɡɒnə
gonna
ˈɡɒnə
hizzoner
hɪˈzɒnə
honor
ˈɒnə
honour
ˈɒnə
Madonna
məˈdɒnə
Maradona
ˌmærəˈdɒnə
Murphy-O´Connor
ˈmɜːfɪəʊˈkɒnə
O´Connor
əʊˈkɒnə
Shona
ˈʃɒnə
thronner
ˈθrɒnə
ultramarathoner
ˌʌltrəˈmærəˌθɒnə
wonner
ˈwɒnə
Yukoner
ˈjuːkɒnə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WANNA

waning
wanion
wank
Wankel engine
wanker
Wankie
wankle
wanksta
wanky
wanly
wannabe
wannabee
Wanne-Eickel
wanned
wanner
wanness
wannest
wanning
wannish
wanrestful

WORDS THAT END LIKE WANNA

Alkanna
anna
bandanna
canna
caranna
Fianna
goanna
Hanna
hosanna
joanna
manna
nanna
park savanna
platanna
Pollyanna
rabanna
savanna
Susanna
Susquehanna
tanna

Synonyms and antonyms of wanna in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wanna» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WANNA

Find out the translation of wanna to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wanna from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wanna» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quiero
570 millions of speakers

English

wanna
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चाहते हैं
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أريد أن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хочу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quero
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তোমার দর্শন লগ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

veux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ingin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wollen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

たい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

싶어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pengin
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

muốn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இனி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पाहू इच्छिता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

istiyorum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

voglio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chce
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хочу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

wanna
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wanna
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vill
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

wanna
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wanna

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WANNA»

The term «wanna» is very widely used and occupies the 4.429 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WANNA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wanna

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10 QUOTES WITH «WANNA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wanna.
1
Jhene Aiko
I actually have a young readers' series that I wanna do, kind of in the same lane as a Harry Potter or Narnia or Twilight. I want to write stuff like that.
2
David Archuleta
I really wanna do a Spanish album. I have that Latin culture background. It's a part of me. I'm not the best Spanish speaker, but I have a longing to connect with that. I just think how supportive the Latin community has been, even during 'Idol.' I'd like to give back with something like that.
3
Thora Birch
I'm really lucky! I'm just cognisant that I wanna move forward, and people will let me or not; who knows.
4
Benny Blanco
I might be eating something, and the bag opens in a cool way, and I'm like, 'I wanna put that in the song.'
5
Kirby Bliss Blanton
I just wanna be a DJ!
6
Edie Brickell
I like Rufus Wainwright a whole lot. He makes me wanna be even more musical.
7
Cliff Burton
Every once in awhile we may fall on our face, but we insist on doing what we wanna do.
8
Jim Carrey
I try to do something the audience might not have seen before. Like if I'm gonna kiss a girl I wanna kiss her like a girl has never been kissed. Like maybe I would kick her legs out from under her and catch her right before she hits the ground and then kiss her.
9
Kacy Catanzaro
For obstacle racing, you wanna be as light, lean, and fast as possible. So, if I lift a lot of weights, I'm gonna be a little bit heavier, which will make it harder for me to hold myself up.
10
Miranda Cosgrove
I'm a big tandem bike rider... I've had a tandem bike since I was 12, and I wanna be a competitive tandem bike rider one day.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WANNA»

Discover the use of wanna in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wanna and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
You Make Me Wanna...
"You Make Me Wanna.," the conclusion to its cliffhanger prequel, "Double Pleasure Double Pain," answers the question you've been hungry for: what happened to Kyla?
Rashan Nikki Rashan, Nikki, 2005
2
Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America
Examining the complexities of the problems of black youths from an insider's perspective, an African-American journalist recalls his own troubled childhood, his rehabilitation while in prison, and his successful Washington Post career.
Nathan Mc Call, 2011
3
I Wanna Iguana
Alex and his mother write notes back and forth in which Alex tries to persuade her to let him have a baby iguana for a pet.
Karen Kaufman Orloff, 2006
4
I Wanna be Me: Rock Music and the Politics of Identity
"Gracyk grapples with the ways that rock shapes--limits and expands--our notions of who we can be in the world. [He] sees rock as a mass art, open-ended and open to diverse (but not unlimited) interpretations.
Theodore Gracyk, 2001
5
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
A raw, edgy, emotional novel about growing up punk and living to tell.
Stephanie Kuehnert, 2010
6
So, You Wanna be an Embedded Engineer: The Guide to Embedded ...
This book provides an expert's authoritative answers to questions that pop up constantly on Usenet newgroups and in break rooms all over the world. •An approachable, friendly introduction to working in the world of embedded design ...
Lewin A. R. W. Edwards, 2006
7
Do You Wanna Bet?: Your Chance to Find Out about Probability
Two boys find that the most ordinary events and activities such as card games, coin flips, sports scores and statistics, and even weather prediction are dependent on the subtle interplay of many factors of chance and probability. Reprint.
Jean Cushman, 2007
8
Lol, Wanna Pm, Bby: -) ? Omg, No, Thx and Gd N8!
Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,8, University of Basel, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Abstract: Chat rooms are very popular passe ...
Florence Chazarenc, 2008
9
I Wanna Be Adored
Simon's agenda is hidden but we get the idea that this is no ordinary tour guide. It's A Wonderful Life meets 24 Hour Party People, I Wanna Be Adored is as strangely sweet as it is delirious and austere.
Marc Spitz, 2012
10
Just Wanna Testify: A Novel
Familiar faces and places meet fresh twists and turns in this enthralling novel from acclaimed author Pearl Cleage.
Pearl Cleage, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WANNA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wanna is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Meek Mill Fires Back at Drake With 'Wanna Know'
Following a pair of diss tracks aimed in Meek Mill's direction, the Philadelphia rapper finally fired back at Drake Thursday night with his hard-hitting "Wanna ... «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»
2
Watch Alabama Shakes Bring 'Don't Wanna Fight' to 'Letterman'
Sound & Color, the upcoming album by Alabama Shakes, is easily one of the most anticipated albums of the year, and the band is making the rounds lately to ... «Radio.com Music and Entertainment News, Mar 15»
3
Alabama Shakes Perform "Gimme All Your Love" and "Don't Wanna
Alabama Shakes' new album Sound & Color is out in April, and last night, they performed two tracks from the record on "Saturday Night Live". (Fifty Shades of ... «Pitchfork Media, Mar 15»
4
Alabama Shakes, 'Don't Wanna Fight'
This is where "Don't Wanna Fight" connects with Curtis Mayfield, Betty Davis and Bobby Womack: Deep soul music shows how every social struggle is the sum ... «NPR, Feb 15»
5
'United State of Pop' Premiere: Watch DJ Earworm's Mash-Up of …
Earworm has been analyzing the Billboard charts since he was a kid, and for "Do What You Wanna Do," the 2014 edition of Earworm's single-length mega-mix, ... «Billboard, Dec 14»
6
PREMIERE: Stream K. Michelle's Upcoming Album 'Anybody Wanna
Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? will be the sophisticated R&B singer's second album, following the release of Rebellious Soul last year. K. Michelle wears many ... «VH1, Dec 14»
7
Watch: Marky Ramone joins Arcade Fire and performs "I Don't …
Marky Ramone, the last surviving member of The Ramones' classic lineup, played drums for Arcade Fire as they performed “I Don't Wanna Go Down to the ... «Consequence of Sound, Aug 14»
8
Rapper J. Cole releases new song in response to Ferguson: “All we …
Instead, he sings with the accompaniment of a piano and samples of eyewitness reports from Ferguson: “All we wanna do is break the chains off/ All we wanna ... «Salon, Aug 14»
9
Who Wins 'I Wanna Marry Harry'? Matt Hicks Finds True Love, After All
Fox may have canceled reality dating show I Wanna Marry Harry, but the remaining episodes went up on Hulu Friday. In case you didn't feel like sitting through ... «Bustle, Jun 14»
10
I Wanna Marry 'Harry' review: 'fodder for the braindead'
It's been exactly ten years since tearful scuffles arose in US stores over a T-shirt. On these T-shirts (pink, expensive, and something of a hit) were printed the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 14»

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