https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsherWalls

Please help me brush my teeth!

Hi everyone,

Please can I check which/if any of the following sentences could be used for a translation of “I need to brush my teeth” into French?

“J’ai besoin de me lave les dents” “Il faut que je me lave les dents” “J’ai besoin de me brosser les dents” “Il faut que je me brosser les dents”

If any of the above are correct is there a best one to use? Or is there a better way to phrase this statement?

I would like to thank you in advance for any help that is given.

July 24, 2018

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bellefire11

You know, that's a really weird title...

July 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angus390025

J’ai besoin de me brosser les dents

That's the one I'd probably use, but I tend to use "J'ai besoin de..." for all purposes rather than "Il faut que..."

July 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsherWalls

Merci beacoup!

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Megamus16

i'm no expert but you could use "Je dois me brosser les dents" instead

July 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsherWalls

Merci Megamus16

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryAnne993219

I like this answer.

July 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

they are all good, just some minor corrections:

“J’ai besoin de me lave les dents” should be: “J’ai besoin de me LAVER les dents”

“Il faut que je me lave les dents” - good!

“J’ai besoin de me brosser les dents” - good!

“Il faut que je me brosser les dents” should be: “Il faut que je me BROSSE les dents”

You can look at linguee.com and enter a whole sentence. Linguee will give many examples of translations in different settings, so you get a really good understanding of what you are looking for. For example see this : https://www.linguee.fr/francais-anglais/traduction/je+dois+me+brosser+les+dents.html

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsherWalls

Merci beaucoup Camilla, votre répondre est incroyablement utile

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Constanza99442

At first, I suspected this post was spam. The title was rather strange, but the upvotes required some validation. :D

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsherWalls

Haha its a genuine question. I was about to brush my teeth and suddenly realised I didn’t know what I should say!

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bellefire11

BTW, it's this: Aidez-moi à me brosser les dents

July 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bellefire11

P.s. I got it from the Internet. If it's wrong, I'm sorry.

July 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tydogg10

Where did you get that information?

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bellefire11

Google

July 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

it is correct — if you mean you want help to brush your teeth :-)

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tydogg10

Hey,

It's this: J'ai besoin de me brosser les dents

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsherWalls

Merci beacoup!

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kokoriconen

"Il faudrait que je me lave les dents" would be good too

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsherWalls

Merci! Je essayerai cette phrase

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dasi_

These type of sentences would be useful for to add in practice. I mean if phrases like “my horse goes to the office” are standard practice questions certainly sentences like “I’d like to wash my face”, “I need to brush my teeth”. “Did you brush your teeth,” etc., could be included among the practices.

I like a good joke thrown in every now & then but sentences like what you asked are really useful :).

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsherWalls

Je suis content que je vous pourrais

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KawaiiKiwi21

I would say, 'J'ai besoin de me brosser les dents.'

July 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NewlyWardell

Great title m8! But it also raises a question I am having. I dont think I want to sound like a native speaker but I do want to be understood and most of the phrases dont seem to be sentences I would ever really need. Any thoughts on resources for hearing French the way it is spoken currently? Not the news!

July 30, 2018
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