Vous voulez vs Voulez-vous

DanielA2Kwiziq community member

Vous voulez vs Voulez-vous

Hello! Is there a difference between "Vous voulez une glace?" and "Voulez-vous une glace?" I thought that questions had to be done with inversions. Thank you!

 

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Daniel,

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson which will give you the most common way of asking questions in French -

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/three-simple-ways-to-ask-yes-no-questionsintonation-est-ce-que-nest-pas

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

There a several ways to form a question. Inversion is one of them. I believe there are lessons on that topic available. 

ClaudieA1Kwiziq community member

The correct way of doing a question is either the inversion or est-ce que in front "Voulez-vous" is just faster to ask the question "Est-ce que vous voulez..." However, in most oral instances French natives will use the last way of doing a question that is basically giving a statement with raising your intonation at the end. 

Vous voulez vs Voulez-vous

Hello! Is there a difference between "Vous voulez une glace?" and "Voulez-vous une glace?" I thought that questions had to be done with inversions. Thank you!

 

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