what is the difference between j'aimerais and je voudrais?
anyone could help, thanksss
"Je voudrais" is a different tense (conditional present, if we want to get technical) form of "Je veux" - I want - from the verb vouloir.
J'aimerais is the same tense version of j'aime, aimer, to like/to love.
So, yes, both mean "would like", but in different contexts.
I like (aimer) a lot of things I wouldn't actually like (vouloir) right now. I like a large glass of red wine. But I don't find it particularly tempting at the moment - it's 9.45am...
Perhaps another example is in the context of relationships. Telling your partner you want them is a bit different to telling them you love them...