"Was möchtest du essen?"

Translation:What would you like to eat?

June 13, 2018

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HenrySurfs

What ist the difference between "What do you like to eat" and "What would you like to eat"?

June 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raisinnoir

As example, in a conversation about food preferences, one would say "What do you like to eat?" But as a dinner guest, you might be asked "What would you like to eat?"

June 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Max.Em

... and to add a German translation: the former would be "Was isst Du gern?", while the latter could also be "Was möchtest Du gern essen?" (in addition to the sentence above).

June 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HenrySurfs

... what a surprisingly fast answer to my question! Very good explanation ... understood, thank you!

June 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/walt302149

What do you want to eat [wrong answer according to them] OR What do you like to eat. Both denote a wish, a desire. True liking to eat is more general, but both should be accepted especially since möchten also means "want to"

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adolf618982

What would you like to eat and what do you like to eat on the same in German?

May 10, 2019
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