Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi? (Meaning & Translation)

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.

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi? Meaning and translation explained.

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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Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir?

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir? is the line heard in the song Lady Marmalade by Christina Aguilera in the movie Moulin Rouge!.

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 use est-ce que to ask questions.

Coucher means to sleep or go to bed and avec moi means with me. Thus, “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?” means do you want to sleep with me tonight?”.

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 these songs, but is very commonly used in French.

Voulez-vous can either be followed by an infinitive or by a thing or object.

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?”.

Voulez-vous example sentences

  • Voulez-vous partir demain? Would you want to leave tomorrow?
  • Voulez-vous de la glace? Would you like some ice cream?
  • 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?
  • Où est-ce que vous voulez aller? Where do you want to go?

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