Futur immédiat. Nearest future tense

So, this time nearest future tense is the object of our discussion. This tense is passionately loved by the French in colloquial speech. Futur immédiat is a compound tense and is formed with the help of the verb aller in the present tense and the semantic verb in the infinitive. This tense Indicates an action in the nearest future and is translated into English as "now" (soon, just about). In colloquial speech, this tense often replaces Futur Simple.

And voilà examples of conjugation of verbs in the nearest future:

partir — to leave

finir — to finish

s’habiller — to get dressed

je vais partir


je vais finir


je vais m’habiller


tu vas partir


tu vas finir


tu vas t’habiller


il va partir


il va finir


il va s’habiller


elle va partir


elle va finir


elle va s’habiller


nous allons partir


nous allons finir


nous allons nous habiller


vous allez partir


vous allez finir


vous allez vous habiller


ils vont partir


ils vont finir


ils vont s’habiller


elles vont partir


elles vont finir


elles vont s’habiller


As you can see, it is unlikely to have problems with this tense - everything is easy. It is enough only to learn the conjugations of the verb aller in Présent.

Attends-moi, je vais sortir. - Wait for me, I'll be right out.

Mes parents vont arriver. Nous devons mettre de l'ordre dans l'appartement. - My parents are coming. We must clean up the apartment.

Que donc faire? Que donc faire? Ils vont le tuer. - What to do? What to do? They'll kill him now.

Gérard va terminer ses études à la Sorbonne. - Gerard will soon finish his studies at the Sorbonne.


We hope that this article was useful to you. Also, with the help of our teachers you can even better master the grammar of the French language and learn to use all tenses (not only the future), both in written and spoken language.

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