French Verbs Are Accessible

Future Tense-

Part 1: Regular Verbs-

We will now learn to describe in French actions that will take place sometime in the future. Most verbs, including some that are irregular in other tenses, are completely regular in the future tense. We will begin with regular verbs. Then, in a separate module we will study those that are irregular.

When conjugating most verbs in the future tense, add the endings to the whole infinitive. A few verbs are irregular in that the endings are added to an irregular stem root instead of the infinitive. The endings used are: ai, as, a, ons, ez, and ont.  Notice how these endings resemble the present tense of the verb avoir. When conjugating a regular verb whose infinitive ends in r e, drop the e from the r e before adding the endings.

Be sure to listen for the r sound just before each ending. Here are a few examples: j'étudierai (I will study), nous finirons (we will finish), and vous répondrez (you will answer).

Here is the verb parler conjugated in the future tense:

Parler- English Translation-
Je parlerai- I will, shall speak-
Tu parleras- You will speak. -- familiar form-
Il, elle, on parlera- He, she, one will speak-
Nous parlerons- We will, shall speak-
Vous parlerez- You will speak-
Ils, elles parleront- They will speak-

Here is the conjugation of the verb finir (to finish):

Subject Pronoun- Verb Form-
Je- finirai-
Tu- finiras-
Il, elle, on- finira-
Nous- finirons-
Vous- finirez-
Ils, elles- finiront-

Now, let's look at the conjugation of vendre (to sell):

Subject Pronoun- Verb Form-
Je- vendrai-
Tu- vendras-
Il, elle, on- vendra-
Nous- vendrons-
Vous- vendrez-
Ils, elles- vendront-