How to say I would like… in French: je voudrais…

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How to say I would like… in French: je voudrais…

Learning French for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say I would like… in French: je voudrais…
Say it out loud: “jhay voo draw…

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Some more helpful words in our French More Dining Basics category:

...some (of) – …un peu de  (…oon puh doo)
...this/that – …cette  (…set)
all done – ça suffit  (seh soo fee)
another – un autre  (ah no truh)
Bon appétit! – Bon appétit!  (boan ah pay tee)
can I have…? – puis-je avoir...?  (pee jhay vwah…?)
can I see…? – puis-je voir…?  (peej vwah…?)
can we have...? – pouvons-nous avoir...?  (poo vahn noo suh vwah...?)
can we see ...? – peut-on voir…?  (peh tahn vwah…?)
Cheers! – À votre santé  (ah' voe tray sahn tray)
Eat! Eat! – manger!  (mahn jhay!)
I am hungry – J'ai faim  (zhay fah)
I am thirsty – J'ai soif  (zhay swahf)
I ate – j'ai mangé  (jhay mahn jhay)
I would like… – je voudrais…  (jhay voo draw…)
we ate – nous avons mangé  (noo zuh vahn mahn jhay)
we ate well! – nous avons bien mangé  (noo zuh vahn bee ahn mahn jhay)
we would like… – nous aimerions…  (noo zay mehr ee ohn…)

And here’s how to say I would like… in other languages!

Arabic–Awaddu  (A wad du)
Chinese–Wǒ Xiǎngyào  (Wo Shyang Yao)
Croatian–ja bih…  (yah beeH…)
Czech–ja chci…  (yah hsceh…)
Finnish–haluaisin…  (ha luai sin…)
French–je voudrais…  (jhay voo draw…)
German–ich hätte gerne…  (iHk hetteh gehr neh)
Italian–vorrei  (voar ray)
Japanese–…Wo Kudasai.  (…Woh Koo Dah Sai.)
Korean–Jeoneun …Reul Wonhaeyo.  (Joh Nun …Reul Won Hae Yo.)
Polish–Chciałbym  (ktzyau' bym)
Portuguese–Eu Gostaria De...  (e-oo go tahr ee-aa jee…)
Russian–Ya by hotel(a)…  (Ya by hah tyel(a)…)
Spanish–me gustaría…  (may goos tuh ree' uh…)
Swahili–ningependa  (nee n’geh pen dah)
Thai–Ao …  (ao …)
Turkish–ben … istiyorum  (ben ees tee yore um)
Vietnamese–Tôi Muốn  (Toy Moouhn)

Having perused the menu items and seen what you wish to try out from your restaurant of choice, you'll go ahead and say ""I would like…" (je voudrais…)" in French as you voice your food order. Get instant access to the French Language Set and enjoy your dining experience!

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