One of the quiz questions asks us to translate "On fera un gâteau tout à l'heure".

SaraB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

One of the quiz questions asks us to translate "On fera un gâteau tout à l'heure".

Why is the answer "We will make a cake in a bit" and not "We are going to make a cake in a bit"? I can't see a meaningful difference between the 2 options in English.

Thanks in advance!

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Sara,

There is little difference between -

On fera un gâteau We will make a cake

and

On va faire un gâteau = We are going to make a cake

except that the second example has more immediacy built-in.

As this is attached to 'faire in the future' lesson I am just assuming that they wanted you to use -

On fera ...

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

You are right, Sara, it is a bit like splitting hairs. The literal translation of the future simple would be future tense in English, hence on fera un gâteau, unless context dictates something different, is “we will make a cake...”

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One of the quiz questions asks us to translate "On fera un gâteau tout à l'heure".

Why is the answer "We will make a cake in a bit" and not "We are going to make a cake in a bit"? I can't see a meaningful difference between the 2 options in English.

Thanks in advance!

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