Bonjour, un the question 'J'ai envie d'une nouvelle voiture" means': I envy his new car I want a new car I need a new car .......

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Latha

Kwiziq community member

22 November 2018

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Bonjour, un the question 'J'ai envie d'une nouvelle voiture" means': I envy his new car I want a new car I need a new car .......

In this want is given as correct choice. My doubt is in explanation it is also given as need Can both be correct.ps help

Chris

Kwiziq community member

22 November 2018

22/11/18

"J'ai envie d'une nouvelle voiture" means "I need a new car."

Latha

Kwiziq community member

23 November 2018

23/11/18

Hi

Does this sentence also mean 'I want a new car'

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

23 November 2018

23/11/18

Hi Latha,

I would say that,

"J'ai envie d'une nouvelle voiture" would mean,

"I feel like changing my car"

indicating a feeling,

whereas, 

"I need a new car" ( your car has broken down/been involved in an accident) would be,

"J'ai besoin d'/Il me faut une nouvelle voiture"

indicating a strong need,

"I want a new car" is, "je veux/voudrais une nouvelle voiture" closer in meaning to avoir envie de  but indicating a wish.

Hope this helps!

Latha

Kwiziq community member

23 November 2018

23/11/18

j'ai compris. merci beaucoup

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