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Real Meaning Of Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?

Real Meaning Of Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?

In French, “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?” means “Do you want to sleep (make love) with me tonight?”. The meaning of “voulez-vous” is “Do you want?”. These lines appear in the titles of the songs “Voulez-Vous” by Abba and “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?” by Lady Marmalade in the movie Moulin Rouge.

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?

/voo-lay-voo koo-shay ah-vehk-mwa suh-swar/

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi: Explanation of this famous line

What does voulez-vous coucher avec moi mean?

Vous translates to either you formal or you plural (y’all or you guys). This page on our site covers the various ways of saying you in French.

Voulez means want and is the second-person plural (y’all) form of the verb vouloir (to want).

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Grammar of “Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir?”

Voulez-vous means do you want, or literally “want you?” It would also be written, “Est-ce que vous voulez?”, which also also means “Do you want?” This page on our site covers how to ask questions in French.

Coucher means to sleep or go to bed and avec moi means with me. This page on our site covers avec (with) and this page covers stressed pronouns (moi is a stressed pronoun).

Vouloir (to want) conjugation chart in present tense.

Voulez-vous usages in French

Voulez-vous doesn’t just appear in the titles and lyrics of songs, but is very commonly used in French. It can either be followed by an infinitive or a noun.

Voulez-vous can also be written est-ce que vous voulez (mentioned above) and the informal “veux-tu?” or “est-ce que que tu veux?”.

Examples using “voulez-vous”

Voulez-vous un café?

Would you like a coffee?

When not inverted you may see the following:

Qu’est-ce que vous voulez manger?

What do you want to eat?

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