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Post by gluca » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:41 pm

Dear all,
I would like to know if there're alternatives to the form "I would like to ",
in order to express my intention to desire something or to do something

Vorrei sapere se ci sono alternative alla forma "I would like to " per
esprimere l'intenzione di desiderare qualcosa o di fare qualcosa

Example :
I would like to go somewhere ...
I would like to learn English

Thanks in advance
Grazie anticipatamente ( o in anticipo )

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Post by Peter » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:27 pm

There is really the one alternative and that is to say I want to,

I want to go somewhere
I want to learn English

Voglio andare in qualche luogo (o posto)
Voglio imparare inglese

It is a bit more direct than saying I would like (vorrei), although in many contexts the latter is a more polite way of expressing yourself.

Hope this helps. :)

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Post by Chris Corbyn » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:40 am

"To fancy (something)" is a good one to learn. I'm not sure if it's used in American English but in British and Australian English you hear it a lot.

Do you fancy a beer? (Would you like a beer?)

I fancy a walk on the beach. (I'd like a walk on the beach)

What do you fancy? (What would you like?) -- Usually in the context of food.

It's possible to interject "really" and "quite" when using "to fancy" too.

I really fancy a hotdog.

I quite fancy a cold beer.

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Post by Davide » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:21 pm

Another one you can use is 'to feel like'

'I feel like having a beer'

'I feel like going for a walk'

(and of course, you can use this in the negative as well)

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Post by gluca » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:29 pm

Grazie 1000 !!
Proverò ad usare le varie forme quando mi si presenteranno le occasioni.

Grazie ancora

Thanks a lot!
I'll try to use the various form when opportunities comes.

Thanks again


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Post by stefano2 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:45 pm

And I Wish to.... which from the title of this post you already seem to know glucaa
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