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Vouloir, C’est Pouvoir – Mot Du Jour

Where there’s a will – French expression

What does ” vouloir, c’est pouvoir ” mean? How do you say ‘ where there is a will, there is a way ’ in French? How is it pronounced? How is it used in a French sentence? Listen to Anne, a French native say it at FrenchHour.com.

vouloir, c’est pouvoir – to want, it’s to be able to. Featuring two infinitive verbs vouloir, c’est pouvoiris a proverb I hear often. In everyday French, it means that if you want something, you can get/do it, that nothing is impossible. In English, it’s translated as ‘where there is a will, there is a way’.

  • « C’est sûr que si tu veux pas vraiment, tu pourras jamais venir en France. Tu sais que ‘vouloir, c’est pouvoir’. Alors vas-y, commence à préparer ton voyage en France ! »
    • “For sure, if you don’t really want to, you’ll never be able to come to France. You know that ‘where there is a will, there is a way’. So go ahead, start planning your trip to France!”

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