Il/Elle Lui

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Il/Elle Lui

So, I've been listening to Ta Reine by Angele and I was wondering why in the line: Il lui faudra du temps, c'est sur, pour oublier tous ses prejuges Il and lui are right next to each other. Is it a thing where there's a direct pronoun before the verb? Or if it's something with grammar?

Thank you!

Asked 2 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Falloir (faut) can be followed by an infinitive or noun to say what's needed:

Il faut manger. -- One must eat.
Il faut une voiture. -- One must have a car.

To express who has the need, French uses an indirect object pronoun:

Il lui faut manger. -- He must eat.
Il nous faut une voiture. -- We need a car.

This is the construction used in the sentence you inquire about.

CélineKwiziq team member

Bonjour Anne,

Just to supplement on Chris's excellent answer, here are links to Kwiziq lessons on both topics:

Indirect object pronoun

Il faut  

On another note, learning languages through songs is such a great tool. Here are links to others songs we have published more recently. Enjoy !

Jardin d'hiver - plus-tard-bigflo-oli  -  Les-belles-histoires-benabar

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Il/Elle Lui

So, I've been listening to Ta Reine by Angele and I was wondering why in the line: Il lui faudra du temps, c'est sur, pour oublier tous ses prejuges Il and lui are right next to each other. Is it a thing where there's a direct pronoun before the verb? Or if it's something with grammar?

Thank you!

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