May 01, 2018 - 03:22 PM
Hi, I think the confusion comes from literally translating "I have to" to the version "To have" rather than the obligation "I must". In English, if you say "I have an apple" for example, this is the verb "Avoir". If you say "I have to buy some apples" this would be the verb "Devoir" - I must buy some apples, I have to buy some apples, it's my obligation to buy apples. Does this make sense? It can be a bit tricky
May 01, 2018 - 05:56 PM
yes it does. thank you.
May 04, 2018 - 03:04 PM
Great to hear. Eventually, when you get more advanced, you'll begin to learn similar sayings, but in the subjunctive such as "Il faut que je fasse" which are highly used in French. Don't worry too much about that yet. That will be after you complete all of Fluenz before you move on to such things. Just good to be aware though and in the meantime use "Je dois" or "J'ai besoin de"