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Wouldn’t conditional be acceptable? “Would you like some water?”

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Dominic

Kwiziq community member

5 December 2017

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Wouldn’t conditional be acceptable? “Would you like some water?”

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

Chris

Kwiziq community member

5 December 2017

5/12/17

"Voudriez-vous de l'eau" is acceptiable, if that's what you were thinking. It is actually more polite than simply "Voulez-vous de l'eau".

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

28 February 2018

28/02/18

Hi Dominic, 


Not in this case, you would simply use the present tense in the question.


Vous voulez de l'eau ?


The polite answer might be to say ,


j'en voudrais bien merci. 


But the question doesn't need extra politeness, the fact you are offering water is enough. 


Hope this helps!

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