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4 January 2018
Is it correct to say "Voudrez-vous une tasse de thé?"
This question relates to:French lesson "Je voudrais vs je veux"
5 January 2018
Kwiziq language super star
6 February 2018
Although grammatically correct, Vous voudrez une tasse de thé ? will relate to an event in the future, meaning something like, Will you be wanting a cup a tea?
For, Do you want a cup of tea? you will say, Vous voulez une tasse de thé ? (or voulez-vous une...) more than the polite form Voudriez-vous une tasse de thé ? which sounds stilted. But in shops or in the case of any dealings with strangers you will use "je voudrais", not "je veux" which sounds rude in French!
22 February 2019
Does it means that the verb 'vouloir' in Le Conditionnel tense, only (je) voudrais means 'would like', the rest (such as voudriez, voudions) means 'will be wanting'?
4 March 2019
It is the difference between,
'Do you want a cup of tea? ' and 'Would you like a cup of tea ? '.
The British (being more polite) would always use 'would' but, 'voulez-vous' is acceptable in French to ask if someone wants a drink....
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