French translation of 'must'
I must buy some presents. Il faut que j’achète des cadeaux.
I really must go now. Il faut que j’y aille.
I must do it il faut que je le fasse ⧫ je dois le faire
2. (urging, inviting)
You mustn’t forget to send her a card. N’oublie surtout pas de lui envoyer une carte.
You must come and see us. Venez donc nous voir.
if you must ... (= if you have to) si vous devez absolument ...
If you must smoke ... Si vous devez absolument fumer ...(= if you insist) si tu y tiens absolument
OK, if I must! d’accord , s’il le faut !
if you must know si tu veux tout savoir
must you ...?
Must you be so careless? Faut-il vraiment que tu sois si négligent ?
You must be tired. Tu dois être fatigué.
They must have plenty of money. Ils doivent avoir beaucoup d’argent.
There must be some problem. il doit y avoir un problème.
He must be there by now. Il doit y être maintenant. ⧫ Il y est probablement maintenant.
I must have made a mistake. J’ai dû me tromper.
5. (for emphasis)
you must be joking! tu plaisantes !
I must be mad! je suis fou, ma parole !
to be a must (= necessary) être indispensable; (= not to be missed) être un must; (= something one should try)
The lamb served in a tagine is a must. La tagine d’agneau est à goûter absolument.
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Example Sentences Including 'must'
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Something in that line must have been going on here.The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
Good times must be returning to the property industry.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
In addition the language we use must be precise with no chance of a double meaning.Computers Basic Facts (1983)
He really must stop saving on gas.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The government must also take strong measures to tackle the housing bubble.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
You must also avoid touching your eyes after handling the plants.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
You must be absolutely clear about your goals and the sacrifices required to get there.The Sun (2016)
Your end product must comply with national policy and the adopted local plan.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We must part again soon and you owe me no duties.Daniel Deronda (1876)
That is to say that consent must be truly and freely given.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Times change though and it is something we must look at.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You must be ready to compete with him.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
You must be ready to make sacrifices.The Sun (2016)
You must make sure the players have that resolve about them.The Sun (2010)
You must know much better people than me.For Love or Money (2006)
You must find something that can take care of both.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
It must have been absolutely terrible for him.The Sun (2014)
It really must be a love match!The Sun (2016)
Now the bank must wait to see if its shareholders and clients accept this explanation.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The temptation to kick the problem into the long grass once again must be strong.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The three numbers or letters must come from the same puzzle.The Sun (2008)
They had no idea how that dreadful attack was going to end and they must have feared the worst.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
They say it must be my fault for stressing him out.The Sun (2016)
Trusts must make sure they do not happen again.The Sun (2016)
We must secure a new deal and that will only be possible through a referendum.The Sun (2014)
What you must avoid is going between the two.The Sun (2016)
You must get consent from anyone in the photo.The Sun (2013)
To be absolutely free from animal fat vegans must use only freshly minted coins.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We must take theology and move it to image.Christianity Today (2000)
You imply the other person must now agree with you.Coping with Stress at Work (1988)
Trends of 'must'
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'must' in Other Languages
British English: must /mʌst/ VERB
You use must to show that you think something is very important.
You must tell the police all the facts.
- American English: must
- Arabic: يَجِبُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: dever
- Chinese: 必须
- Croatian: morati
- Czech: muset
- Danish: må
- Dutch: moeten
- European Spanish: deber obligación
- Finnish: täytyä
- French: devoir obligation
- German: müssen
- Greek: πρέπει
- Italian: dovere
- Japanese: ･･･しなければならない
- Korean: ...해야 한다
- Norwegian: må
- Polish: musieć
- European Portuguese: dever
- Romanian: a trebui
- Russian: быть обязанным
- Spanish: deber tener que
- Swedish: måste
- Thai: ต้อง
- Turkish: Zorunda olmak
- Ukrainian: бути повинним
- Vietnamese: phải bắt buộc
Translation of must from the Collins English to French Dictionary