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vouloir vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (appliquer sa volonté à)want vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  desire vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Il veut le pouvoir et il l'aura.
 He wants power and he's going to get it.
vouloir vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (souhaiter [qch])hope vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  hope for, wish for v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Je voudrais qu'il fasse beau dimanche.
 I hope it's sunny this Sunday.
 I'm hoping for sunny weather on Sunday.
vouloir vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (exiger [qch] de [qqn])want, expect vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (formal)require vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Que veux-tu que je te dise?
 What do you expect me to say?
vouloir vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (demander comme prix) (price)ask, want vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Combien veulent-ils de leur maison ?
 What are they asking for their house?
 
Traductions supplémentaires
FrançaisAnglais
vouloir nmnom masculin: s'utilise avec les articles "le", "l'" (devant une voyelle ou un h muet), "un". Ex : garçon - nm > On dira "le garçon" ou "un garçon". (volonté)will nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
Note: bon vouloir : goodwill
 Nous dépendons de son bon vouloir.
 We depend on his goodwill.
se vouloir v pronverbe pronominal: verbe qui s'utilise avec le pronom réfléchi "se", qui s'accorde avec le sujet. Ex : se regarder : "Je me regarde dans le miroir. Tu te regardes dans le miroir.". Les verbes pronominaux se conjuguent toujours avec l'auxiliaire "être". Ex : "Elle a lavé la voiture" mais "Elle s'est lavée." (prétendre être)claim to be v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Il se veut magnanime.
 He claims to be magnanimous.
vouloir viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri." (avoir la volonté)want vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  have the will, have the will to do [sth], put your mind to [sth], put your mind to doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (demand)will v auxauxiliary verb: Helping verb--for example, "She is running." "It has been lost."
  (request)would like to do [sth], would care to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Quand on veut, on peut. (maxime). Vouloir, c'est pouvoir (maxime)
 You can do anything, if you put your mind to it.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Will you stop interrupting me!
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Would you care to take a seat?
vouloir vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (avoir l'intention de)intend to + [infinitive] vi + prep
  (US)intend on + [gerund] vi + prep
  mean to vi + prep
 J'ai voulu lui écrire et j'ai oublié.
 I intended to write to her but I forgot.
vouloir vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (accepter de recevoir)want vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Je ne veux pas de ses visites en ce moment.
 I don't want him to visit at the moment.
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WordReference English-French Dictionary © 2017:

Formes composées
FrançaisAnglais
bien vouloir loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (consentir)be willing, be prepared, be happy to do [sth] v
  admit v
 I admit he may be right on this point, but not for the rest.
bien vouloir croire willingly believe v
  would like to believe v
 I would like to believe you but I need firm proof.
bon vouloir nmnom masculin: s'utilise avec les articles "le", "l'" (devant une voyelle ou un h muet), "un". Ex : garçon - nm > On dira "le garçon" ou "un garçon". (bonne volonté)goodwill nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
dire vouloir vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat".say you want v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  claim you want v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. He says he wants to change things.
en vouloir à [qqn] loc v + prép (reprocher [qch] à [qqn])be annoyed with [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be angry with [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (US, informal)be mad at [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (UK)be cross with [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Julie en veut à son frère d'avoir oublié son anniversaire.
en vouloir loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" familier (être très motivé)be highly motivated v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  really want [sth] adv + vtr
  want [sth] badly vtr + adv
s'en vouloir loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (être fâché contre soi)feel bad, feel guilty, blame yourself v
en vouloir à la terre entière think that the whole world is against you
  blame everybody
il faut le vouloir expr (il faut vraiment en avoir envie)you have to want it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)you've got to want it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  you have to want to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)you've got to want to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
je vous remercie de bien vouloir + [infinitif] expr (demande polie)I would be grateful if you would do [sth]
Je vous saurais gré de bien vouloir expr (merci d'avance de) (formal)I would be grateful if you could exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  Please could you exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Monsieur le Directeur, je vous saurais gré de bien vouloir me recevoir afin de vous expliquer ma situation.
je vous serais reconnaissant de bien vouloir expr (merci d'avance de) (formal)I would be grateful if you could exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  Please could you exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Madame, je vous serais reconnaissant de bien vouloir me recevoir.
ne pas vouloir être en reste loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (désirer participer)not want to be left out v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Il a aussi proposé son aide car il ne voulait pas être en reste.
ne pas vouloir être en reste loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (ne pas vouloir devoir [qch] à [qqn])not want to be beholden to [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Je ne veux rien lui demander car je ne veux pas être en reste avec lui.
ne rien vouloir entendre loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (ne pas démordre d'une idée)not have any of it v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. I tried asking him for permission but he won't have any of it.
sans le vouloir loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (sans faire exprès) (mistake)without meaning to, accidentally, by accident
  without wishing to, without intending to
sans vouloir te commander loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (s'il te plaît)it's up to you, but
  I don't want to tell you what to do, but
  it's not for me to say, but
vouloir bien loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (être d'accord, accepter [qch])be very happy v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  would really like, would very much like v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Je veux bien que tu ailles au cinéma.
vouloir dire loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" courant (signifier)mean vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  want to say, want to express v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
vouloir du bien à [qqn] want [sb]'s own good, mean good for [sb] v
vouloir du mal à [qqn] mean [sb] harm, wish [sb] harm v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
vouloir jouer au plus fin avec [qqn] loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (essayer d'être plus intelligent que [qqn])try to get the better of [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (informal)try to get one over on [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Il a voulu jouer au plus fin avec son chef mais a perdu.
vouloir le beurre et l'argent du beurre want to have your cake and eat it v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Your problem is that you want to have your cake and eat it!
vouloir le bien de [qqn] want the best for [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be thinking of [sb]'s interests v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
vouloir refaire le monde loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (vouloir changer l'humanité)want to put the world to rights v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  want to change the world v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  want to make the world a better place v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
vouloir sa part du gâteau loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" figuré (réclamer son dû) (figurative)want your slice of the cake v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  want your share of the spoils v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Les héritiers voulaient tous leur part du gâteau.
vouloir,
c'est pouvoir
expr
(tout est possible avec la volonté) (proverb)where there's a will, there's a way exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Proverbe.
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