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David Turissini
Willen graag or zouden graag To say “I would like”, is it more correct to say “ik wil graag” or “ik zou graag” or are both of these incorrect?
Aug 20, 2020 6:22 AM
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'Ik zou graag' is the best translation of 'I would like'. 'Ik wil graag' is more like 'I want a lot' (quite impolite if you are ordering in a restaurant). Also, I feel it's a bit of a pleonasm (saying the same thing twice) which makes a bit less elegant, or 'proper' Dutch, although some people do say it.
August 21, 2020
David Turissini
Language Skills
Dutch, English
Learning Language
Dutch