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Five French verbs to know absolutely #3 Vouloir

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Vouloir has two meanings

Vouloir = to want

Vouloir dire = to mean

Let’s start with a few expressions :

Je veux manger vite ! = I want to eat fast

Est-ce que tu veux prendre un café ? = Do you want to have coffee?

Qu’est-ce qu’il veut dire ? = What does he mean?

Elle veut une chambre simple = She wants a single room.

Nous voulons deux plats du jour = We want two daily specials.

Vous voulez dire quoi ? = What do you mean?

Elles veulent faire du tennis = They want to play tennis

Expression to know absolutely

To accept something, instead of saying yes, you can also say ‘Oui, Je veux bien = yes, gladly.

Vouloir au présent

Vouloir est une verbe irrégulier

je veux

tu veux

il/elle veut

nous voulons

vous voulez

ils/elles veulent.

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