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when to use on veut vs nous voulons?

Alexandra

Kwiziq community member

18 December 2015

3 replies

when to use on veut vs nous voulons?

This relates to:
Conjugate vouloir in Le Présent (present tense) -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

18 December 2015

18/12/15

Bonjour Alexandra,

Nous voulons is the normal way to say "we want" in French. On veut is informal. Note that on veut can also mean "you" and "people in general": https://french.kwiziq.com/my-languages/french/view/703

Susan

Kwiziq community member

7 October 2016

7/10/16

but doesn't on also mean we ?

Mai

Kwiziq community member

9 January 2017

9/01/17

Yes and as Laura mentioned, it's "informal". So if you're with your friends, you can use "on" instead of "nous".

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