French The Expression "it is necessary"

Overview

The French phrase "il est nécessaire" means "it is necessary," and it's used quite often. There are many words and phrases in French that express necessity and obligation.  One of the most common ways to express this is by using the phrase IL FAUT.

French Grammar: Necessity and Obligation with [IL FAUT]
la grammaire française: la nécessité et l’obligation avec [il faut]

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Faloir is the French verb that means “to be necessary.” We use the third person singular conjugation Il faut as the impersonal, standard expression for the expression. Following the expression comes an infinitive to say altogether “it is necessary to do something.”

Examples:

Il faut lire (read) le journal le matin.

It is necessary to read the newspaper every morning.

Il faut organiser les dossiers pour le travail.

It is necessary to organize the folders for work.

Il faut faire un stage avant (before) on pose sa candidature.

It is necessary to have work experience before one applies for a job.

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Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

The CEFR is an international standard used to describe language ability. Here are specific details of the CEFR for this topic.

General Explanation:
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Specific Capabilities at this Level
Writing:
I can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. I can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering my name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form.
Spoken Production:
I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know.
Spoken Interaction:
I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I’m trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
Reading:
I can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues.
Listening:
I can recognize familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.