Je veux vs je voudrais

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Je veux vs je voudrais

Some advice please on when to use vouloir in the present versus the conditional for "I want".  In English, insofar as I know, we don't distinguish between "I want" and "I would like".  On second though, perhaps "I want" expresses a slightly stronger desire.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Frank, 

This is the lesson that will answer your question -

Je voudrais vs je veux to say that you want something in French

 

And also my answer to a similar question from another student -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/i-chose-veux-in-the-first-question-je-veux-du-silence-which-was-incorrect-wouldn-t-this-choice-depen

Bonne Continuation !

Je veux vs je voudrais

Some advice please on when to use vouloir in the present versus the conditional for "I want".  In English, insofar as I know, we don't distinguish between "I want" and "I would like".  On second though, perhaps "I want" expresses a slightly stronger desire.

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