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Hey, I'm trying to understand how would you use 'that' in French. I've translated several sentences (except #4 & #5) - and I would like your opinion:

1) I want that table = je veux cette table
2) I want that one = je veux celle / je veux celle-là
3) I want that = je veux ça / je veux cela
4) I've wanted that table since yesterday = Please help translate
5) That is the table that I want = Please help translate

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Hi

hope this helps.

I want that one = je veux celle / je veux celle-là

I've wanted that table since yesterday J'ai voulu (OR  j'ai envie de Or je veux ) cette table depuis hier.

 I want that = je veux ça / je veux cela OR  je veux celle-là / celui-là  (if "that"  refers to a particular thing)

That is the table that I want : voilà la table que je veux. OR  celle-là est la table que je veux.

'J'ai voulu cette table depuis hier' is not correct but the last translation is the good one : 'Je veux cette table depuis hier' in case I understand correctly the english sentence meaning that this feeling of wanting that table started yesterday and is still present now.

For the last one, you can just say : C'est la table que je veux

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