The two French future tenses

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Language expert Camille Chevalier Karfis of French Today reveals a secret language hack to cracking the future tense code in French

In French like in English, two tenses are used to express the future:

1 - The future, called le futur simple in French

In English, you form the future tense with “will” or “shall” - as in: next year, you will speak French fluently.

In French, we form the futur simple tense by changing the end of the verb.

We keep the infinitive of the verb (the “to” form) and add: ai, as, a, ons, ez, ont - as in: l’année prochaine, tu parleras français couramment.

Unfortunately, as often with French verbs, some verbs ...

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