Future simple – futur simple

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Let's Define It!

What's a *future simple*?

It is considered future simple because it is the standard form of the future tense AND is comprised of only one conjugated verb.

Le futur simple - as it is called in French - is perhaps one of the easiest French tenses to conjugate.

To conjugate a verb in the future simple, you need its infinitive form + the following endings: ai, as, a, ons, ez, ont.

For example, parler in the future simple is

je parlerai, tu parleras, il parlera, nous parlerons, vous parlerez, ils parleront.

There are a handful of verbs that have irregular forms in the future simple:

faire, venir, aller, devoir, savoir, pouvoir, avoir, être, voir, vouloir

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Let's Pronounce It!

What does it sound like in French?

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Here are two verbs, one with a regular stem, one with an irregular one, conjugated in the future simple.

FINIR

je finirai

tu finiras

il finira

nous finirons

vous finirez

ils finiront

ALLLER

j'irai

tu iras

il ira

nous irons

vous irez

ils iront

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