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Il me faut du riz, des legumes, et du pain.

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18:25 Sep 25, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: Il me faut du riz, des legumes, et du pain.
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naI need rice, vegetables, and breadSuzanne Flynn
naI need rice, vegetables and bread.Jennifer White
naI need some rice, vegetables and some bread. I have to get some...
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
na1. I need rice, vegetables and bread. 2. I need some rice, vegetables and bread.Diane Fontainebleau Pochй


  

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28 mins
1. I need rice, vegetables and bread. 2. I need some rice, vegetables and bread.


Explanation:
#2 is in the partitive.

Diane Fontainebleau Pochй
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Local time: 23:31

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6 hrs
I need some rice, vegetables and some bread. I have to get some...


Explanation:
Il me faut du...+ noun = I need, I have to get

This structure with 'falloir' is used in everyday situations and is pretty much synonymous with 'avoir besoin de'(literally 'have need of sthng').
In such contexts, 'falloir' is always expressed in the 3rd person, thus 'il faut'(literally, 'it is necessary'). If a particular person is concerned, is expressing a need or a necessity, then you stick the pronoun between 'il' and 'faut'. So,

il me faut OR j'ai besoin de
il te faut OR tu as besoin de
il lui faut OR il/elle a besoin de
il nous faut OR nous avons besoin de
il vous faut OR vous avez besoin de
il leur faut OR ils/elles ont besoin de

Nikki


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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 08:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431

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Heathcliff
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7 hrs
I need rice, vegetables and bread.


Explanation:
Il me faut = J'ai besoin de

Jennifer White
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 145

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1 day 11 hrs
I need rice, vegetables, and bread


Explanation:
the word "du" literally would be translated: "some" some rice, some vegetables, some bread.

Suzanne Flynn
Local time: 01:31
Native speaker of: English
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