What ist the difference between "What do you like to eat" and "What would you like to eat"?
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?"
... 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).
... what a surprisingly fast answer to my question! Very good explanation ... understood, thank you!
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"