Is it correct to say "Voudrez-vous une tasse de thé?"

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Rebekah

Kwiziq community member

4 January 2018

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Is it correct to say "Voudrez-vous une tasse de thé?"

This question relates to:
French lesson "Je voudrais vs je veux"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

4 January 2018

4/01/18

Yes, it is. Although more polite is "voudriez-vous une tasse de thé. " -- Chris (not a native speaker)

Rebekah

Kwiziq community member

5 January 2018

5/01/18

Thank you!!

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

6 February 2018

6/02/18

Although grammatically correct, Vous voudrez une tasse de thé ? will relate to an event in the future, meaning something like, Will you be wanting a cup a tea?

For, Do you want a cup of tea? you will say, Vous voulez une tasse de thé ? (or voulez-vous une...) more than the polite form Voudriez-vous une tasse de thé ? which sounds stilted. But in shops or in the case of any dealings with strangers you will use "je voudrais", not "je veux" which sounds rude in French!

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