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.

 

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