What's the difference between "veux" et "voudrais"?
as title, for example
Je veux un café. Je voudrais un café.
I know the second one is asking for a service in a restaurant, are they in the same meaning but the second is more polite?
May I use the first sentence? In which condition?
"Veux" means "want". Therefore, "Je veux un café" means "I want a coffee". But "voudrais" means "would like" so "Je voudrais un café" means "I would like a coffee". The second one is more polite in a way. The first one sounds like you have a bit of a grudge so I recommend to not use that among our elders or around our friends or important people.
Je veux un café....I want a coffee.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Je voudrais un café..I would like a coffee.
Never say "Je veux un café" in a café or restaurant unless you are prepared to be ignored. It is very rude and has an air of demand about it rather that request.
I think adding a little bien and svp. changes everything:
je veux bien un café si'll vous plaît.
would be completely fine I guess.
veut - present form, voudrais, present conditional form. Present conditional is used in both English and French to make a request "politely". Both are accepted, especially if you add please, s'il vout plaît at the end.
Thank you! I never heard that before. Sometimes i was very inpolite. But most i ask "un café s'il vous plaît"
I want a cofee=Je veux un café and I would like a cofee=je voudrais un café