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Pronunciation: /wɒnt/

Translation of want in French:


  • 2 (lack) défaut (m) for want of à défaut or faute de it's not for want of trying ce n'est pas faute d'avoir essayé


  • 1 (desire) vouloir I want (as general statement) je veux (would like) je voudrais (am seeking) je souhaite I don't want to je n'en ai pas envie (flat refusal) je ne veux pas to want to do vouloir faire to want sb to do vouloir que qn fasse
  • 3 (require presence of) demander if anyone wants me si quelqu'un me demande you're wanted on the phone on vous demande au téléphone to be wanted by the police être recherché/-e par la police


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