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

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Kwiziq community member

4 January 2018

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

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French lesson "Je voudrais vs je veux"


Kwiziq community member

4 January 2018


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


Kwiziq community member

5 January 2018


Thank you!!


Kwiziq language super star

6 February 2018


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!


Kwiziq community member

22 February 2019


Hi Cécile,

Does it means that the verb 'vouloir' in Le Conditionnel tense, only (je) voudrais means 'would like', the rest (such as voudriez, voudions) means 'will be wanting'?

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