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When do you use vouloir and when do you us avoir envie de

SarahA1Kwiziq community member

When do you use vouloir and when do you us avoir envie de

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Vouloir = literally: to want. It is a direct way express a desire or wish.
Avoir envie de = "to have a desire for", "to be in the mood for something". L'envie means a wish, a desire or a longing.

Both mean very similar things but the latter is a less direct form to express a wish.

MargaretB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

J'ai envie de me balade avec un copin et puis je vuex le diner.

DianaA1Kwiziq community member
no elegí veulento, ya que no termina con la letra o
MichaelA1Kwiziq community member

Je veux, tu veux, vous voulez…ils veulent…, 

MichaelA1Kwiziq community member

Je veux, tu veux, vous voulez…ils veulent…, 

MichaelA1Kwiziq community member

Je veux un pull nouveau, is quite direct, I want to have a new shirt…

J’ai envie de manger poisson aujourd’hui, I feel like to have fish today… (instead of other things)

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