Back home
BEGINNER2. LESSON #30. WHAT DO I KNOW ?

Lesson 30 ! And you can now express events that are going to happen.
Let’s sum up today what we discovered about the French future tense…

- First we learnt that endings are the same for every verb of every group. We just have to remember them :
-ai, -as, -a, -ons, -ez, ont

- Then we saw that –er verbs are easy to conjugate : we take their infinitive form and we just need to add future endings.
Je m’occuperai, tu le décoreras, nous dessinerons, vous poserez.

- We also saw that verbs from the other groups are quite easy too to conjugate : for most of them, we take the infinitive form, we remove the final –e (if there is one) then we add future tense endings.
Je les ouvrirai, je le mettrai, je les cuirai.

- But of course we also spoke about exceptions (because it seems like we love exceptions in French…) There are some verbs (but not that much, about two dozens) that have an irregular stem. We saw some of them.
être (future stem : ser-)
aller (future stem : ir-)
falloir (future stem : faudr-)

- Let’s discover today other useful irregular verbs :

Avoir
(to have)

Pouvoir
(to be able / can)

Savoir
(to know)

Faire
(to do, to make)

Voir
(to see)

Vouloir
(to want)

J’aurai

Je pourrai

Je saurai

Je ferai

Je verrai

Je voudrai

Tu auras

Tu pourras

Tu sauras

Tu feras

Tu verras

Tu voudras

Il aura

Il pourra

Il saura

Il fera

Il verra

Il voudra

Nous aurons

Nous pourrons

Nous saurons

Nous ferons

Nous verrons

Nous voudrons

Vous aurez

Vous pourrez

Vous saurez

Vous ferez

Vous verrez

Vous voudrez

Ils auront

Ils pourront

Ils sauront

Ils feront

Ils verront

Ils voudront

Translate in English :
1. Demain, mes parents seront à la maison avec nous.
2. J’aurai des cadeaux.
3. Nous irons au musée.
4. Vous prendrez le métro.
5. On dirait que le Père Noël est passé.
6. Elle est polie, cette petite fille !
7. A Noël, il y a un sapin, une crèche et des cadeaux.

Translate in French :
1. I will be nice.
2. You will see black panthers at the zoo.
3. My mom will make a chocolate cake.
4. Merry Christmas !
5. We will go to school at 8 :30.
6. They will cook a very good meal for Christmas.
7. She will have a big and nice present.

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION



Although Frenchbyfrench.com is 100% free, please consider making a small donation of $5, $10 or more to help support the further development of this website. Donations can be made in dollars, euros or other currencies by clicking the Donate button below.


Thank you
Marie and Jean




Home | Email us | French songs - Free sheet music