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The conjunction "aby" means "to, in order to, so that". Besides its other use, it is also used to form constructions like "I want something to happen" or "I want someone to do something". Examples:
you to leave. - Chci, abys odeel / odela.
The word "aby" changes based on the person it refers to:
The verb that is used in the sentence that begins with "aby" is always in the conditional form, which looks exactly like the past tense (e.g. "Chci, abys odeel.")
The "aby" constructions always follow this pattern, no matter in what person or tense the verb in the first sentence is. Examples:
want you to know that.
They wanted you to know that.
We would like you to know that.
Other similar constructions with "aby":
him to do that. - ekl jsem mu, aby to udlal.
Note: Remember to always place a comma in front of "aby".
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