"I wish I had a new car."

Does this mean I wish I had a new car but my current car is old? Is it an impossible wish or not?

  • Try a bilingual dictionary with your language.
    – Lambie
    Dec 12, 2019 at 0:36

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It might be either possible or impossible: you can't tell from the words.

Note that a new car is ambiguous: it might mean a brand-new car, or a second-hand car that you have just acquired.

  • Thanks, that's kind of what I thought, but useful to have confirmation!
    – Felis
    Dec 12, 2019 at 0:19

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