lindsey (luxuria) wrote in linguaphiles,
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French question--"I want"

Is there any difference in French between "vouloir" and "avoir envie de"? Any situations in which one would be preferable over the other, is one stronger than the other, etc.? My Professor said no, but he's not a native speaker and I know he's made some mistakes in the past. "Je veux" sounds more blunt than "j'ai envie de" to my ears, so I'm just curious if they really are 100% interchangeable.
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