Il faut – Il me faut – j’ai besoin de…

Il faut – il me faut are from the verb falloir and are used exclusively in the third person form which is impersonal as explained in this previous post. Add a me, te, lui, nous, vous or leur to define WHO is in need: Il lui faut un stylo –> He or she (context dependant) … Lire plus

Miss vs manquer 2

Following my previous post, let’s look at differences between insufficiency, absence and lack. In French, insufficiency is often expressed with the impersonal third person “Il” or “ça” or a passive. Absence vs lack The result is the same, but isn’t there a nuance in how we see things (when analyzing, not day-to-day choices!)- “Il manque … Lire plus