Il faut que is always followed by Le Subjonctif Présent (subjunctive mood)

Look at the sentences using il faut que

Il faut que j'aille à la banque.
I have to go to the bank.

Il faut que je sois fort.
I have to be strong.

Il faut que tu fasses quelque chose.
You have to do something.

Faut-il que je prenne le train ? 
Do I have to take the train?

Il faut que tu aies de la confiance.
You must be confident.

Note that Il faut que... is always followed by a verb in Le Subjonctif.


To express obligation, you can also use the structure "Il est nécessaire que + Subjonctif (Il est (important) que + Le Subjonctif = It is (important) for (someone) to ...).

 

See also how to conjugate in Le Subjonctif : 

Conjugate regular verbs in Le Subjonctif Présent (subjunctive mood)
Conjugate être in Le Subjonctif Présent (subjunctive mood)
Conjugate faire in Le Subjonctif Présent (subjunctive mood)
Conjugate pouvoir in Le Subjonctif Présent (subjunctive mood)
Conjugate prendre and derivatives in Le Subjonctif Présent (subjunctive mood)
Conjugate savoir in Le Subjonctif Présent (subjunctive mood) 
Conjugate avoir in Le Subjonctif Présent (subjunctive mood)
 

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Il faut que tu prennes ton temps.
You need to take your time.


Il faut que je sois fort.
I have to be strong.


Il faut qu'on soit là avant sept heures pour entrer.
You have to be there before seven o'clock to get in.


Faut-il que je prenne le train ? 
Do I have to take the train?


Il faut que j'aille à la banque.
I have to go to the bank.


Il faut que j'y aille.
I must go.


Il faut que tu fasses quelque chose.
You have to do something.


Il faut que tu ailles à l'école.
You must go to school.


Il faut que tu aies de la confiance.
You must be confident.


Faut-il que je le fasse ?
Do I have to do it? 


Il faut que j'aie ce travail.
I must get this job.


Il faut que tu sois prudent.
You have to be careful. 


Q&A

Laurens

Kwiziq community member

30 June 2018

4 replies

Pour quoi on dit “Il faut que tu aies de la confiance“ et ne “Il faut que t’aies de la confiance.”

Laurens

Kwiziq community member

30 June 2018

30/06/18

pas...

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

30 June 2018

30/06/18

Hi Laurens,


If I have understood your query, it should be 'Il faut que tu aies de la confiance' but often in speech you will hear 'Il faut que t'aies de la confiance' but you would not see it in written form.


Hope this helps!

Steve

Kwiziq community member

13 September 2018

13/09/18

Laurens, "tu" is never shortened in front of vowels (unlike "te" or "que" which are).

Laurens

Kwiziq community member

14 September 2018

14/09/18

Merci!

susan

Kwiziq community member

6 February 2018

2 replies

How would i say"He must go..to the doctor"?

Chris

Kwiziq community member

7 February 2018

7/02/18

Hi Susan,


you would say, "Il faut qu'il aille chez le docteur."


-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

7 February 2018

7/02/18

Bonjour Susan !


Here's a link to our lesson on chez to complete Chris's answer :)


https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/how-to-say-at-someones-place-chez-prepositions


Bonne journée !

Steven

Kwiziq community member

6 December 2017

2 replies

pronoun y

Il faut que j'y aille is translated as "I must go" but shouldn't it be "I must go there" - or is the "there" implied?

Chris

Kwiziq community member

6 December 2017

6/12/17

Yes, in fact, the pronoun "y" connotes "there". However, there is also an idiomatic meaning, like in "on y va" which is used just as "let's go" (without the "there"). So I would say the exact maning depends on context.

The opinion of a native speaker would be greatly appreciated.

-- Chris.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

22 February 2018

22/02/18

Hi Steven,


As Chris rightly says, the " y" in Il faut que j'y aille  is idiomatic. we don't really know what it refers to and a better English translation would be, I've  got to go .


Hard to explain it's just how it is .


 


Hope this helps!

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