"Do you want a child or a dog?"

Translation:Tu veux un enfant ou un chien ?

January 24, 2013



I wrote: veux-tu un enfant ou un chien?

Is this correct?

January 24, 2013


Yes, as long as you are speaking to someone close to you.

January 24, 2013


I'm having a hard time thinking of any circumstances you'd ask a stranger "do you want a child or a dog?"

March 19, 2015


You might ask this of a parent unusually strict with their child: do you want your child to grow up to become a person just obeying orders like a dog, or an actual human being with discernment?.

It's also a good question to ask future parents : are you ready for a child, or do you just need something cute to cuddle and make 5 minute walks with 2 times a day?

March 24, 2016


I am having a hard time thinking of any circumstances where would anyone ask that. The two choices aren't even a little bit equal or relevant, however I think most people would choose the dog :D

January 14, 2016


Yes a dog is a choice a child is an accident. (in my world, at least)

August 25, 2018


Exactly what I was gonna say!

June 25, 2015


Says the cat!

February 22, 2019


j'ai peur que mon père prenne le chiot ;)

November 5, 2017


It's what I wrote and it was accepted as correct. Someone must really be reading this feedback.

November 30, 2014


Yeah, I wrote it too and got it correct.

June 25, 2015


Same with me. I think it should be accepted.

January 26, 2013


Both. And please add more ketchup.

June 1, 2016


You know, Susan, I might just take the salad instead...

June 25, 2017


When should i use Veux-tu vs est-ce que tu veux form are they equivalent which one is more formal or common for native speakers

January 24, 2015


Un chien SVP! Toujours

August 29, 2016


Why tu and not vous?

March 8, 2015


"Tu" implies that you are close to theperson you are talking to, while "vous" would generally mean that you are not.

June 25, 2015


I had this same question - can somebody respond?

March 9, 2015


I wrote veux-vous and it said the correct answer is veux-tu! Why is this so and why isn't both acceptable?

March 21, 2015


The correct verb to use with vous is voulez Vous voulez Tu veux You cannot just put word together in any formation.

March 21, 2015


Must be a woman asking a guy that question

March 21, 2015


So funny, had me in creases

February 8, 2016


It is correct also: Est-ce que tu veux ....? So there is some choise

April 23, 2016


Why is it "Tu veux" in the answer instead of "Veux-tu"? I thought the verb had to come first for questions.

September 11, 2017


Either way is correct. It's the difference between saying "Do you want...?" or "You want...?" Tu veux un enfant ou un chien? requires inflection to carry it as a question rather than as a statement in spoken French. In English, we'd say "You want a child or a dog?" with the rise in tone to indicate that you're expecting an answer.

November 7, 2017


It doesn't have to. As long as you have intonation at the end of the sentence signifying you're asking a question you should be fine.

January 20, 2018


I have the same question. Unless the response is upward inflected Tu veux would be a statement not a question in my opinion.

March 27, 2019


Last time I used vouloir meaning want I was corrected to souhaite. Now I use souhaite and the right one was vouloir! Come on!

February 8, 2015


I'm sure there is a reason but could someone explain why you would not say :

"Tu voudrais un enfant ou un chien?"

March 20, 2015


That means, literally, "Would you want a child or a dog?", which, although close, isn't the intended meaning.

July 9, 2017


I put 'veau' instead of 'veux' and I know I had it wrong but does 'veau' mean anything in french? Thx to anyone who helps. :)

January 11, 2017


veau = veal

September 20, 2017


this is 7 months late but "le veau" means "calf" (horse baby) or "veal"

September 5, 2017


hahaha, cool question :)

February 1, 2018


2050 pet shop I see!

December 12, 2018


I typed "Veux vous un enfant ou un chien?" What's wrong with vous???

March 28, 2015


If you're using "vous," you have to be sure to conjugate the verb to match. You combined the "tu" form of vouloir with "vous" - so instead it should read "voulez-vous" or "veux-tu."

March 29, 2015


You can either say, "voulez-vous," or "veux-tu."

June 25, 2015


I wrote vous voulez un enfabt ou une chienne because i thought voulez had to come after vous why does voulez come before vous?

April 4, 2015


In this case, it's because it's a question, not a statement.

May 9, 2017


Um...i pick a dog but i wouldnt like it if a random person just said hey which do you want

February 1, 2016


I said: Tu as une enfant ou un chien? And it is wrong, but I learned in my french class that this is also right!

May 19, 2017


Your sentence translates to: Do you HAVE a child or a dog? But the question you were supposed to be asking was: Do you WANT a child or a dog? (VEUX-tu un enfant ou un chien? or Tu VEUX un enfant ou un chien?) Also, enfant takes "un" as its article because it begins with a vowel.

November 7, 2017


It is been forever since I am trying to answer it, but it has no right answer to select. Also it did happen before in another exercises, I would love you to change it or fix it please. it stress me out once I get in the end of the exercise and I cannot finish to finally end my dally French homework... Please do something as soon as possible !

July 22, 2017


I wrote: Voulez-vous une enfant ou un chien?

why its not correct?

August 30, 2017


Enfant is masculine Un enfant is correct

January 20, 2018


You used "une" instead of "un". A word that begins with a vowel will take "un" as its article regardless of the noun's actual gender.

November 7, 2017


Un chien, definitely a dog.

September 1, 2017


Answering, voulez vous l'enfant ou un chien, I was corrected, Voulez-vous 1 enfant ou un chien ?. Am I seeing the number one in the correction?

September 20, 2017


Do you want is a question, so it would be voulez vous not vous voulez???

November 14, 2017


Un chien s'il vous plait lol

September 14, 2018


Est-ce que tu veux un enfant ou un chien? Accepted

November 4, 2018


Thanks my question was really the difference between vous voulez and vous desirez. Voulez accepted/Desirez not?

March 27, 2019


"est-ce que vous desirez un enfant ou un chien" was not accepted. Why?

December 21, 2018


Qu'est-ce que tu veux un enfant ou un chien? C'est correct, non?

January 26, 2019


Est-ce que tu veux un......

January 26, 2019
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