Would I use vouloir to wish for something?

AlanA1Kwiziq community member

Would I use vouloir to wish for something?

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Alan,

There are also the verbs 'souhaiter ' and 'désirer'  to describe a stronger wish rather than something you'd just like to happen.

e.g.

Je lui souhaite une bonne santé I wish him/her good health

Je désire/souhaite déménager dans les deux ans à venir I wish to move in the two coming years

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

In general that what it's there for. What did you have in mind, specifically?

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

But often "wish" is translated using "aimer", too. That has a bit of a more indirect sound, not so commanding.

Would I use vouloir to wish for something?

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