How to form the Futur Simple [+5 Examples]

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In this French grammar lesson, you will learn about how to form the futur simple.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to form the futur simple in French
  • how the futur simple is used in sentences in French
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to form the futur simple
  • how Anki files can be downloaded on the topic of how to form the futur simple

Please refer to the French B1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B1.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to form the futur simple!

Table of Contents

How to form the Futur Simple

new ending
jeai
tuas
il/elle/ona
nousons
vousez
ils/ellesont

Please note that the new endings (ai, as, a, ons, ez, ont) are almost the same as avoir conjugated in the present tense.

The 2 Step Method To Forming the Futur Simple

In order to form the futur simple one must:

  1. Find the infinitive (full verb)
  2. Add the new ending (ai, as, a, ons, ez, ont)

The verb parler means to “to speak” in English.

We will take this verb and conjugate it in the “je” form using the two step method.

  1. parler

The full verb of “to speak” is parler in French

  1. parlerai

When we add the new ending ai, the final conjugated form will be parlerai.

So when you wish to say “I will speak” in French you get:

Je parlerai

This method works for most verbs (-er and -ir verbs), however there are some exceptions.

Verbs that end with -re conjugate a bit differently, and so do the irregular verbs.

However, you will meet them as you progress.

So, take this lesson as a rule of thumb, but not as an absolute rule.

Example Sentences with the Futur Simple

The final section of this lesson on how to form the futur simple is about seeing the futur simple in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to form the futur simple through examples.

écouter

J’écouterai.

I will listen.

chanter

Je crois que tu chanteras pour nous demain.

I believe that you will sing for us tomorrow.

changer

Tom ne changera jamais.

Tom will never change.

visiter

Visiterez-vous le musée demain ?

Will you visit the museum tomorrow?

choisir

Ils choisiront la semaine prochaine.

They will choose next week.

Quiz Yourself on How to Form the Futur Simple

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.

Anki File for How to Form the Futur Simple

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French B1, you can practice every French B1 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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