The French wishing verb par excellence is je voudrais /xhuh voo dreh/ (LISTEN) (Right click Open Link in New Tab).
It means I would like, while je veux /xhuh vuhr/ (LISTEN) means I want.
But when using it, be careful what you wish for…
(Anonymous comic strip found on FB)
Ne plus…: to not … anymore
le ménage: house cleaning
le lavage: laundry
la cuisine: cooking