Futur Proche

The Basics

 

The futur proche is one of the easiest verb tenses in french.

It is simply:

aller + infinitif = Futur Proche

 

Example:

Je vais manger

(I am going to eat)

 

Examples:

 

Tu vas parler (You are going to talk)

Il/Elle va lire (He is going to read)

Nous allons marcher (We are going to walk)

Vous allez jouer (You all are going to play)

Ils/Elles vont tuer (They are going to kill)

 

Negative

 

When puting the Futur Proche in the negative all you have to do is put the first part (aller) inbetween "ne" and "pas".

 

Example: Je ne vais pas aller (I am not going to go)

 

Examples:

 

Tu ne vas pas _____

Il/Elle ne va pas _____

Nous n'allons pas _____

Vous n'allez pas _____

Ils/Elles ne vont pas _____

 

Futur Proche with Verbes Réfléchis

 

When you want to put a reflective verb in the futur proche it is very simple if you follow the rules you already know.

 

1. The second verb is always in the infitive form

2. The 2 parts of Reflective Verbs are always together

 

(For more about Verbes Réfléchis click here)

 

This looks like this: Vous allez vous habiller

 

Examples:

 

Je vais me (m') _____

Tu vas te (t') _____

Il/Elle va se (s') _____

Nous allons nous _____

Vous allez vous _____

Ils/Elles vont se (s') _____

 

VERBES RÉFLÉCHIS - Negative

 

When you want to make a Future Proche with a Reflective Verb negative it is easy.

 

It's just like making a normal Futur Proche negative, and you (as always) treat the 2 parts of the Reflective Verb as one.

 

Example: Je ne vais pas me lever

 

We put the "ne" and "pas" around the aller and then put the Reflective Verb in the infinitive

 

Examples:

 

Je ne vais pas me (m') _____

Tu ne vas pas te (t') _____

Il/Elle ne va pas se (s') _____

Nous n'allons pas nous _____

Vous n'allez pas vous _____

Ils/Elles ne vont pas se (s') _____