Falloir - to be necessary

Simple conjugations for the French verb falloir

Woman loading groceries into car
"Il faut une voiture." (It's necessary to have a car.). kirin_photo / Getty Images
French verb conjugator > falloir

Present  FutureImperfectPresent participlen/a
il   fautfaudrafallait
    Passé composé
       Auxiliary verb avoir
       Past participle fallu
    
 
Subjunctive Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive
ilfaillefaudraitfallutfallût
     
 
Imperative
n/a Falloir is impersonal and irregular, and is one of the
most common French verbs
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