When do you use vouloir and when do you us avoir envie de

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When do you use vouloir and when do you us avoir envie de

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Vouloir = literally: to want. It is a direct way express a desire or wish.
Avoir envie de = "to have a desire for", "to be in the mood for something". L'envie means a wish, a desire or a longing.

Both mean very similar things but the latter is a less direct form to express a wish.

When do you use vouloir and when do you us avoir envie de

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