French Verb DEVOIR: to have to, must in French

5 Fun Facts on DEVOIR

            The French verb DEVOIR is the French for have to is the verb devoir.

To remember this imagine: that to kill a DEVIL you MUST DEVOUR it.

Another important verb that is similar is falloir.

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to have to: devoir
Imagine that to kill a DEVIL you MUST DEVOUR it..

www.200words-a-day.com VERB CONJUGATION TABLE devoir
Simple Tenses devoir
TENSE
je/j’
tu
il
nous
vous
ils
Present
Présent

have / has to
dois dois doit devons devez doivent
Past Imperfect
Imparfait

had to
devais devais devait devions deviez devaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

had to
dus dus dut dûmes dûtes durent
Future
Futur

will have to
devrai devras devra devrons devrez devront
Conditional
Conditionnel

would have to
devrais devrais devrait devrions devriez devraient
Subjunctive
Subjonctif

may have to
doive doives doive devions deviez doivent
Compound Tenses devoir      past participle:
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have had to
ai as a avons avez ont
Past Perfect
Plus-que-Parfait

had had to
avais avais avait avions aviez avaient
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

will have had to
aurai auras aura aurons aurez auront
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé

would have had to
aurais aurais aurait aurions auriez auraient
Imperative
Imperatif

have to!
dois devions deviez

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French for must is devoir The French verb devoir means to have to:
Je dois finir ce livre.
I have to finish that book.
Tu dois faire plus attention à tes affaires.
You must care more of your things/affairs.

French for must is devoir

It can also be translated as must:
Tu es rentré tard hier soir, tu dois être fatigué. You came home late last night, you must be tired.
Elles doivent finir leurs devoirs avant de sortir.
They must finish their homeworks before they go out.


French for must is devoir The French verb devoir can also mean:
Tu me dois 50€.
You owe me 50€.
Je te dois une fière chandelle !
I am deeply indebted to you!
Une femme se doit d’être présentable.
A lady has to be presentable.


  LEARN HOW TO CONJUGATE THE FRENCH VERB DEVOIR  
  FRENCH FOR MUST, TO HAVE TO   

  • The French verb for have to, must devoir is an irregular verb from the 3rd group.

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     ✔      etre

     ✔      aller

     ✔      avoir

     ✔      tenir

     ✔      venir

     ✔      vouloir

     ✔      faire

     ✔      pouvoir

     ✔      dire

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