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What is the difference between veux and envie

ruba a.A1Kwiziq community member

What is the difference between veux and envie

Asked 8 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Katie!

In a general sense, I'd say that "veux" is "to want", whereas "avoir envie de" would be more like "I fancy", which in some cases can be close enough to be interchangeable indeed :)

Bonne journée !

LauraKwiziq team member
Bonjour Ruba, "Veux" is from "vouloir" which means "to want." "Envie" is used in the expression "avoir envie" which means "to feel like."
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Ruba, You might have encountered the sentence "J'ai envie de toi" meaning "I want you" in a loving way in French. "Je te veux" in that context would be much less romantic!
K. T.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Apart of this particular situation though, is 'veux' and 'envie' pretty much interchangeable when I want to express that I WANT something?

What is the difference between veux and envie

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