Learn about aller – to go in the present tense – le présent in French

    Learn about aller in the present tense in French. Aller is an irregular verb in French and you will need to learn it since it is a crucial verb. You can use it to talk about movement but it is also used to talk about the near future. Read and listen carefully and check the translations. You can hide the French or English to help you test yourself.


    • Je vais en ville. – I’m going to town.
    • Elle va à l’école. – She’s going to school.
    • Nous allons au cinéma une fois par mois. – We go to the cinema once a month.
    • Vous allez bien ? – Are you well?
    • Ça va ? – How are you? (It can be literally translated as: “It goes?”)
    • Tout va bien. – All is well. / Everything is fine.
    • Ça va bien merci, et vous ? – I’m fine thanks and you? (formal)
    • Ça va bien merci, et toi ? – I’m fine thanks and you? (informal)
    Français (French)Sons (audio)Anglais (English)
    Je vais
    I go or I'm going
    Tu vas
    You go or you are going
    Il va
    He goes or he is going
    Elle va
    She goes or she is going
    On va
    One goes or one is going
    Nous allons
    We go or we are going
    Vous allez
    You go or you are going (More than one or formal)
    Ils vont
    They go or they are going (male or male and female)
    Elles vont
    They go or they are going (female only)

    Elsewhere on the web - BBC Bitesize

    Check the BBC Bitesize guide about verbs with être in the perfect tense.

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