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An example use of want in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… on a device now i want to show you an …”
Want means to feel a strong desire for something.
the word want occurs in english on average 575.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that want can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) people, society, and culture;