A avea de + past participle, Nevoie, Trebui

Discussion in 'Română (Romanian)' started by bleuboia, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. bleuboia Senior Member

    Barcelona
    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?
     
  2. farscape mod-errare humanum est

    Ottawa, Canada
    Romanian
    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.
     
  3. vincix

    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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