The future tense

The French future tense (le futur simple) is used in a similar way to the English 'will (+ main verb)': to describe upcoming actions.
L'année prochaine, j'apprendrai le chinois. apprendre, futur Next year, I will learn Chinese.
To conjugate regular verbs in the future tense, we use the infinitive form + -ai, -as, -a, -ons, -ez, -ont endings.

nager en
Je nagerai
Tu nageras
Il nagera/elle nagera
Nous nagerons
Vous nagerez
Ils nageront/elles nageront
dormir en
Je dormirai
Tu dormiras
Il dormira/elle dormira
Nous dormirons
Vous dormirez
Ils dormiront/elles dormiront
finir en
Je finirai
Tu finiras
Il finira/elle finira
Nous finirons
Vous finirez
Ils finiront/elles finiront
Je vous téléphonerai bientôt. I will call you soon.
Note: There are many irregular verbs. Although the stem changes, the endings remain the same. Here are some common ones:

être en
Je serai
Tu seras
Il sera/elle sera
Nous serons
Vous serez
Ils seront/elles seront
avoir en
Tu auras
Il aura/elle aura
Nous aurons
Vous aurez
Ils auront/elles auront
faire en
Je ferai
Tu feras
Il fera/elle fera
Nous ferons
Vous ferez
Ils feront/elles feront
venir en
Je viendrai
Tu viendras
Il viendra/elle viendra
Nous viendrons
Vous viendrez
Ils viendront/elles viendront
Quand je serai grand, je serai chanteur. When I am older, I will be a singer.

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