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Ich mochte or Ich hatte gern

w8nsee

w8nsee

How do I know which verb to use when saying "I would like---"

"ich möchte..." is more general and means "I would like", for example "Ich möchte später einmal ein LKW Fahrer sein" ( I would like to be a truck driver when I grow up) whereas "Ich hätte gerne" means "I would like to have", as in Ich hätte gerne ein Kilo Kartoffeln (I would like to have one kilogramm of potatoes)
walleyenorth

walleyenorth

I read this post and have a question. In the early lessons we learned that "Ich mochte etwas warmes zu trinken" = I would like something warm to drink. Your example would suggest that I could say "Ich hatte gerne etwas warmes zu trinken". Is that another way to ask for something warm to drink (which is the most proper)? Thank You.

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