"Il faut des gants."

Translation:Gloves are needed.

April 2, 2018



I wrote, "One needs gloves," and it was not accepted. Please fix this.

April 2, 2018


Still not accepted 29/07/2018

July 29, 2018


I did the same. The only difference is passive voice. Il faut may or may not be passive, depending on the context.

February 22, 2019


I wrote, "He needs gloves", and it didn't work. Either tell me why or fix this problem.

April 7, 2018


When a specific person needs something in french you would use "avoir besoin de". So "He needs gloves" would be "Il a besoin des gants"

"Il faut" is more general as someone said below its closer to "Gloves are necessary"

January 9, 2019


It wont let me edit my typo but "Il a besoin de gants"

January 9, 2019


I get that "Il faut des gants" means "Gloves are needed" but please tell me how would "He needs gloves" be written in French? Thanks in advance.

June 11, 2018


Unless this is simly a fixed saying, I don't see why 'he needs gloves' is wrong--or how else that could be said

May 1, 2018


Yes it is a fixed saying and it is used a lot.

May 6, 2018


I wrote "he needs gloves". I always forget "il faut" means it is needed

July 10, 2018

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    Okay it's fine that "He needs gloves" is rejected, but "One needs gloves" for sure shouldn't be. I mean, it's even what is suggested in the hint, for Pete's sake.

    July 27, 2018


    Why il and not ils? If des gants is plural.

    April 3, 2018


    'il faut' is an expression that means 'it is necessary' or 'one must'

    May 7, 2018


    One wouldn't say "One needs gloves." or "Gloves are needed" in English, it sounds awkward and robotic. "We need gloves." is more commonly used. There should be a few correct answers here.

    June 19, 2018


    One would say, "One needs gloves," or "Gloves are needed," in English. It is more proper, just not everyday usage.

    June 19, 2018


    I am pretty surprised that anyone would replace "once needs gloves" with "we need gloves". May be "gloves are necessary." It's very cold in the Canadian winter" "Yes, gloves are necessary".

    July 29, 2018


    I simply find it hard to believe that anyone would speak the words "gloves are necessary" or "one needs gloves" in any context, even in Canada. It's not wrong it's just not conversational. Conversationally, you would use "we" to refer to anyone/everyone living in the region experiencing cold weather. Now, you could argue that in the context of a language-learning application, "we" starts making it too complicated and confusing for students. That's probably true but no one has pointed that out. Now go ahead and thumbs down this comment too.

    July 29, 2018


    I do not understand why “He needs gloves” is incorrect.

    July 14, 2018


    This is making no sense - any tutors that know?

    August 24, 2018


    I put "he needs gloves" but was corrected as "we need gloves." I don't understand this one.

    September 7, 2018


    I write "He needs gloves." But not accepted. Why don't they fix it after many comments? They don't care????

    September 23, 2018


    I wrote "Gloves are a must" and it wasn't accepted!

    November 17, 2018


    "One needs gloves" is in the impersonal, as is "il faut". "One needs" is also given as a translation of "il faut."

    February 23, 2019


    "One needs gloves" was not accepted.....It is CORRECT!!

    March 13, 2019


    I suggest "We need gloves" be accepted.

    April 20, 2019
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