its not clear to me when to use il faut and when to use il faut que

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Julie

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31 May 2018

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its not clear to me when to use il faut and when to use il faut que

This question relates to:
French lesson "Il faut : expressing necessity and obligation"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

1 June 2018

1/06/18

Bonjour Julie !

So...

Il faut partir  
The obligation comes from an outside source : rule, law, time restraint...

Il faut que tu partes     versus       Il te faut partir
In both cases, you want to emphasise who is being compelled here.
The Subjunctive option is actually the most colloquial and common here, whereas the second option is very formal and quite antiquated.

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

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