In expressing need, when would one use, "avoir envie de," and when, "avoir besoin de?"

In expressing need, when would one use, "avoir envie de," and when, "avoir besoin de?"

Asked 2 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Susan, To express need, you'd only use avoir besoin de, which means "to need." Avoir envie de means "to want."
Thanks for the clarification.

But you used avoir  envie de with need to go to the toilet.  Why not j’ai besoin d’aller aux toilettes?

In expressing need, when would one use, "avoir envie de," and when, "avoir besoin de?"

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