English translation of falloir
A. v impers
- 1il faut qn/qch = we need sb/sth; = sb/sth is needed il va falloir deux jours/du courage = it will take two days/courage il me/te/leur faut qch = I/you/they need sth il me faut ce livre! = I've got to have that book!
- 2il faut faire = we/you etc have (got) to do; = we/you etc must do; = we/you etc should do il ne faut pas la déranger = she mustn't be disturbed il fallait le faire = it had to be done faut le faire! (fam) (admiring) = it takes a bit of doing!; (critical) = would you believe it? comme il faut [behave] = properly