To Feel Like in French = Avoir Envie De [Explanation + 12 Examples]

to feel like in french

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In this grammar lesson, you will learn how to say to feel like in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say to feel like in French with nouns
  • how to say to feel like in French with verbs
  • how to feel like in French is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on to feel like in French
  • the way that Anki files can be downloaded for to feel like in French

Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about this fits in French A1.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to say to feel like in French!

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To Feel Like in French with Nouns

If you want to say “to feel like” in French with nouns, then you will use the following idiom:

  1. avoir envie de [noun] = to feel like/want [something]

This idiom is generally used when you have a desire for something.

The “something” is a noun.

Please have a look at the following sentences to see how avoir envie de is used.

J’ai envie d’une pizza. Vous voulez quelque chose aussi ?

I feel like a pizza. Do you want something as well?

J’ai envie d’une bière.

I feel like a beer.

I want a beer.

Ils ont vraiment envie de vacances.

They really feel like a holiday.

They really want a holiday.

Please note that de becomes d’ in front of a vowel or mute h.

To Feel Like in French with Verbs

If you want to say “to feel like” in French with verbs, then you will use the following idiom:

  1. avoir envie de [infinitif)] = to feel like [doing something]

This idiom is generally used when you feel like doing something.

The “doing something” is a verb

J’ai envie de chanter.

I feel like singing.

I want to sing.

Il a envie de sortir avec elle.

He feels like going out with her.

He wants to go out with her.

Nous avons envie de vous revoir.

We feel like seeing you again.

We want to see you again.

Avez-vous envie de danser?

Do you feel like dancing?

Do you want to dance?

As you can see the infinitive (full verb) is used every time after avoir envie de.

Examples Sentences on To Feel Like in French

The final section of this lesson on how to say to feel like in French is about seeing the idiom avoir envie de in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to say to feel like in French through examples.

J’ai envie d’une pizza. Vous voulez quelque chose aussi ?

I feel like a pizza. Do you want something as well?

J’ai envie de chanter.

I feel like singing.

I want to sing.

J’ai envie de pleurer.

I feel like crying.

I want to cry.

J’ai envie de dormir !

I feel like sleeping.

I want to sleep.

J’ai envie d’une bière.

I feel like a beer.

I want a beer.

Tu as envie de quoi?

What do you feel like doing?

What do you want to do?

Il a envie de sortir avec elle.

He feels like going out with her

He wants to go out with her.

Nous avons envie de vous revoir.

We feel like seeing you again.

We want to see you again.

Avez-vous envie de danser?

Do you feel like dancing?

Do you want to dance?

Qu’est-ce que vous avez envie de faire, ce soir ?

What do you feel like doing tonight?

What do you want to do tonight?

Ils ont vraiment envie de vacances.

They really feel like a holiday.

They really want a holiday.

Elles ont envie de chocolat.

They’re craving chocolate.

Quiz Yourself on How to Say To Feel Like in French

It’s not enough just to read the article on this subject.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.

Anki File for How to Say To Feel Like in French

It is important to do the Anki exercises for this lesson so that you can better remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A1, you can practice every French A1 lesson that is on Language Atlas. This is recommended as you will have every lesson that you need. You shouldn’t miss out on the complete learning experience!

You can also choose to just get the Anki File for French A1 Idioms. This only has the idioms for French A1.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or if you don’t know what Anki is, then please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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