Il faut – Mini French Lesson


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FALLOIR = TO NEED

The verb falloir can be used in many different ways. Get the comprehensive lesson here. In this mini lesson, we’ll talk about how to express need by using this verb.

You can still use avoir besoin de to mean need, but you’ll sound much more French if you use falloir!

When you use the verb falloir with the indirect object  pronouns ME – TE – LUI – NOUS – VOUS – LEUR you can totally avoid the subjunctive by following them up with an infinitive.  Just remember when translating sentences to English, il will not be the first word you translate. The first translated word will be the pronoun.  English and French are just different that way. Look at the following examples.

👉 Il me faut de la farine.
👉 I need some flour.

👉 Il te faut du lait?
👉 Do you need some milk?

👉 Il lui faut son livre de maths.
👉 He / She needs his / her math book.

👉 Il nous faut des vélos.
👉 We need some bikes.

👉 Il vous faut de l’argent?
👉 Do you need some money?

👉 Il leur faut du travail.
👉 They need work.


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👉 LESSON: The verb falloiril faut

👉 LESSON: Subjunctive – Il faut que





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