can use : need

I can use some help : I need some help (j’ai besoin d’aide)

In British English we often say: ‘I could do with some help’

3 comments

  1. Hello Jonathan,

    I must admit that it is a bit confusing to me, but I think with time and more practise, it will be easy.

    Can I say “I can use to see you”?. When we can use this expression?
    Thanks

    • Stephany,

      We don’t normally say ‘I can use’ with a verb. don’t forget that ‘use’ is ‘utiliser’ in French, so it should be ‘I can use something’.
      Another expression worth learning, which is similar is ‘I could do with’, and you can follow it with a gerund:

      ‘I could do with seeing you’ = I need to see you

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