vouloir le beurre – French expression

Motte De Beurre

vouloir le beurre et l’argent du beurre – Mot du Jour

vouloir le beurre et l’argent du beurre – to want the butter and the money from the butter. vouloir le beurre et l’argent du beurre means ‘to want your cake and eat it too’.

  • « Tu veux acheter la voiture et garder tes économies, mais tu ne peux pas avoir les deux. Tu veux le beurre et l’argent du beurre, c’est pas possible. »
    • You want to buy the car and keep your savings, but you can’t have both. You want your cake and eat it too, it’s not possible.”

Tenses and modes

présent :  je veux le beurre et l’argent du beurre, nous voulons le beurre et l’argent du beurre

futur :  je voudrai le beurre et l’argent du beurre, nous voudrons le beurre et l’argent du beurre

conditionnet présent : je voudrais le beurre et l’argent du beurre, nous voudrions le beurre et l’argent du beurre

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