falloir

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French *faloir, from an earlier *falleir, from a changing of Old French faillir after its third person singular, faut (from Latin fallit), based off the model of valoir. Faillir derives in turn from Vulgar Latin fallire, from Latin fallere, fallō.

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Verb[edit]

falloir (defective)

  1. (impersonal) to be necessary
    Il faut que j'y aille
    I need to go.
    Faut que j'y aille.
    Got to go.
    Il a tout ce qu'il te faut.
    He has everything that you need.

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This verb is defective, only conjugated in the third-person singular

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