Why does "ça veut dire" translate to "it means"?

RebekahA1Kwiziq community member

Why does "ça veut dire" translate to "it means"?

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CécileKwiziq team member
Literally it means 'this wants to say' which is to 'mean' in French, so it uses the verb 'vouloir' in the present tense in the 3rd person singular. 'ça' is a contraction of cela.
RebekahA1Kwiziq community member
Ah... thanks so much!

Why does "ça veut dire" translate to "it means"?

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