A avea de + past participle, Nevoie, Trebui

bleuboia

Senior Member
English(New Jersey/New York regional)
Hello,

What's the difference between:
a trebui să
and
a avea de + past participle
and
a avea nevoie de

Ex.
Am trebui să fac asta.
VS
Am de făcut asta.
VS.
Am nevoie să fac asta.

Is there a difference? Is one more common?
 
  • farscape

    mod-errare humanum est
    Romanian
    Ex.
    Am trebui să fac asta.
    VS
    Am de făcut asta.
    VS.
    Am nevoie să fac asta.

    Is there a difference? Is one more common?
    This might help a bit: from a translation point of view we have:

    A trebuit* să fac asta -> I had to do this
    Am de făcut asta -> I have to do this
    Am nevoie să fac asta -> I need to do this

    * the original "Am trebui" is not correct

    Later,
    f.
     

    vincix

    Senior Member
    Romanian
    Or perhaps you're looking for the conditional, ar trebui să fac asta = I should do this.
     
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