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 .......

LathaB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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
Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

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!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
"J'ai envie d'une nouvelle voiture" means "I need a new car."
LathaB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Hi

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

LathaB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
j'ai compris. merci beaucoup

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

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