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differences with devrais and dois?

Ozan D.A2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

differences with devrais and dois?

Je devrais apprendre le français=I should learn french

je dois apprendre le français=I should learn french
what is the difference between those sentences? 

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Ozan,

Je dois= I must

Je devrais= I should / I ought to

Very different meanings just as in English.

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

In the present tense, (devoir) is closer to English must/need to/have to - a strong imperative and likely to happen;  and in the conditional, closer to English should, less imperative with a lesser certainty of proceeding. See  https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/devoir-lesson/

differences with devrais and dois?

Je devrais apprendre le français=I should learn french

je dois apprendre le français=I should learn french
what is the difference between those sentences? 

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