When is it appropriate to use je voudrais versus j'aimerais ?

KayC1Kwiziq community member

When is it appropriate to use je voudrais versus j'aimerais ?

Asked 1 week ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Kay,

In this particular text, you can use 'voudrais / aimerais' interchangeably. 

Yet, you can't always use them interchangeably. There is a difference - see below: 

Je voudrais un ordinateur = I would like a computer 

Je voudrais devenir pilote d'hélicoptère I would like to become a helicopter pilot

-> notion of will / decideness / concrete idea

J'aimerais un ordinateur I would like a computer

J'aimerais devenir pilote d'hélicoptère = I would like to become a helicopter pilot

-> notion of dream / desire / hope

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

KayC1Kwiziq community member
Merci Céline

When is it appropriate to use je voudrais versus j'aimerais ?

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