The near future tense in French

French conjugation lesson 12: the near future tense in French

In French, we use the near future tense to talk about an action, an event that is going to happen soon (today or tomorrow). The near future tense is widely used in French.

The video below will teach you how to conjugate and use the near future tense in French:

Construction of the near future tense in French

In French, the near future tense is formed from the French verb “aller” conjugated in the present tense + a French infinitive verb.

Conjugation of the French verb “aller” in the present tense   +   a French infinitive verb

Je vais                                                                                                                    voir

Tu vas                                                                                                                    manger

Il / Elle / On va                                          +                                                        prendre

Nous allons                                                                                                          visiter

Vous allez                                                                                                             rentrer

Ils / Elles vont                                                                                                      etc.

Here are some examples of sentences in the near future tense in French:

1) Je vais prendre mon bus dans 10 minutes.

2) Tu vas visiter le musée cet après-midi.

3) Il va manger au restaurant ce soir.

4) Demain, nous allons voir un film au cinéma.

5) Vous allez prendre le train ce soir.

6) Elles vont faire les magasins cet après-midi.

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