Dec 25, 2015 - 12:56 PM
And yes möchten is a polite form of saying to want (Konjunktiv 2 of mögen) so you would more likely use wollen when among friends.
Here is the conjugation of wollen:
Dec 26, 2015 - 05:56 PM
Dec 28, 2015 - 04:55 PM
I am currently living in Germany and the "er/sie/es" form is definitely the prefered way to say "it".
But regardless of which form you use, you have to pay attention to the case; ie. "er" becomes "ihn" and "der" becomes "den" in the accusative case.
Dec 28, 2015 - 05:54 PM
Dec 29, 2015 - 12:32 PM
The best translation of möchten is "would like". It isn't a true modal auxiliary but can be used as such.
I believe Fluenz teaches möchten instead of wollen, because möchten is much more polite when asking for things.
For example, one would not order food with the word wollen, it's something children would say before learning their manners.
But when talking about something you want to friends or family, and not actually asking them for it, wollen is the verb I would use.