The conditional of politeness in French
French Lesson 8 of conjugation: the conditional of politeness in French
The conditional of politeness with the verb “vouloir” (to want)
For example, to order a coffee in a cafe. We don't say: “Je veux un café. = I want a coffee”. Indeed, this is rude. To order a coffee politely, we say, "Je voudrais un café, s’il vous plaît. = I would like a coffee, please."
Conjugation of the French verb “vouloir” in polite conditional (present conditional):
Il / Elle / On voudrait
Ils / Elles voudraient
The conditional of politeness with the verb “aimer”
Conjugation of the French verb “aimer” in polite conditional (present conditional):
Il / Elle / on aimerait
Ils / Elles aimeraient
Verbs often used in the conditional politeness
To learn how to use the conditional politeness in French in context and learn how to make simple sentences with the polite conditional, you can study the French course: learn to shop at the market.
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