würde vs möchte

Shannon-S

Shannon-S

Hi Paul What is the difference between würde and möchte to express future events?
Paul-Weber

Paul-Weber

Hey Shannon, "Würde" is "would". "Möchte" is "would like" or "want" depending on the context. "Ich würde um 12 uhr ankommen." I would arrive at 12 pm. "Ich möchte um 12 uhr ankommen." I would like to arrive at 12 pm. You can use both in the same way to express future events: würde (gerne) + infinitive, möchte + infinitive "Ich würde gerne Astronaut werden" and "Ich möchte Astronaut werden" is "I would like to be an astronaut one day". I hope this helps! Paul
Shannon-S

Shannon-S

Hi Paul, Thanks for the clarification. I have to say, though, that when I read the examples about becoming an astronaut one day I immediately heard the Rocket review theme in my head! Given your ties with Rocket German, wanting to be an astronaut seems like a fine ambition! :) Thanks for the information and the giggle! Shannon
Paul-Weber

Paul-Weber

:)

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