Five French verbs to know absolutely #2 Devoir
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Devoir has two meanings in French:
To have to when followed by a verb
To owe when followed by something/ an amount of money
Here are a few examples:
Je dois faire les courses ! = I have to go food shopping.
Tu dois 20 euros à Sophie = You owe twenty euros to Sophie.
Il doit partir demain = He has to leave tomorrow.
Elle doit un service à son frère = She owes a favor to her brother.
Nous devons venir te voir = We have to come see you.
Vous devez 33 euros en tout = You owe 33 euros in all.
Elles doivent remplir le questionnaire = They have to fill the form.
Other expressions to know absolutely
Combien je vous dois ? = How much do I owe you? (formal)
Vous me devez … = You owe me (formal)
Combien je te dois ? = How much do I owe you? (informal)
Tu me dois … = You owe me … (informal)
Devoir at present tense
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