Le futur simple

Le futur simple

Le futur simple

This tense, le futur simple,  is used to discuss what will happen in the future. It is a simple tense requiring a stem and an ending. The stem is usually the entire infinitive verb (except for -re verbs or irregular verbs ending in -re, which lose -e from the ending of the infinitive).


Je mange une pomme – I eat an apple
Demain, je mangerai une pomme – tomorrow, I will eat an apple

Stem = manger

The endings are –ai, -as, -a, -ons, -ez, -ont

Look at the future tense conjugations of the following regular verbs:




Je parlerai

Tu parleras

il parlera

Nous parlerons

Vous parlerez

Ils parleront

je réussirai

tu réussiras

il réussira

nous réussirons

vous réussirez

ils réussiront

je vendrai

tu vendras

il vendra

nous vendrons

vous vendrez

ils vendront


Now is your turn

Please change the following sentences to future. 

Nous écoutons la radio – Nous ___________ la radio
Je parle avec mon père – Je ______ avec mon père

Vous achetez du pain – Vous _________du pain 

Sometimes it helps if you add these words to express future tense:



Irregular verbs in Future tense

Many frequently used verbs have an irregular future stem. Learn about those verbs here:

Irregular verbs in Future tense



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