voulez-vous coucher avec moi

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Popularized especially by the song “Lady Marmalade” (1974) among English speakers.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vu.le.vu ku.ʃe a.vɛk mwa/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • (file)

Phrase[edit]

voulez-vous coucher avec moi ?

  1. Would you like to sleep with me?

Usage notes[edit]

  • Uncommon and considered awkward by French speakers, as the usage of the deferential pronoun vous supposes it to be addressed to a stranger.