Conjugate aller (je vais, tu vas, vous allez) in Le Présent (present tense)

The verb aller means to go.

Here's how to say I go/I'm going and you go/you're going in French:

Je vais à l'école 
I go to school / I'm going to school

Tu vas au travail 
You go to work / You're going to work

Vous allez chez le docteur.
You go to the doctor. / You are going to the doctor.

Note that the verb form changes depending on who is acting. 

Remember that in French, to say you, you will use either: 

- tu to address one person you know well, i.e. "informal" and "singular"

- vous to address one person in a professional context, or that you don't know well, i.e. "formal" and "singular"
See Tu and vous are used for three types of you 

Où tu vas
Where are you going?

Où vous allez?
Where are you going?

 

Here's a link to the full conjugation of aller in Présent indicatif:
Conjugate aller in Le Présent (present tense)

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Examples and resources

Où vous allez?
Where are you going?


Tu vas au travail 
You go to work / You're going to work


Je vais à l'école 
I go to school / I'm going to school


Vous allez chez le docteur.
You go to the doctor. / You are going to the doctor.



Où tu vas
Where are you going?



Q&A

Rebekah

Kwiziq community member

4 January 2018

2 replies

Why does "ça veut dire" translate to "it means"?

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

4 January 2018

4/01/18

Literally it means 'this wants to say' which is to 'mean' in French, so it uses the verb 'vouloir' in the present tense in the 3rd person singular. 'ça' is a contraction of cela.

Rebekah

Kwiziq community member

4 January 2018

4/01/18

Ah... thanks so much!

Steve

Kwiziq community member

26 June 2017

1 reply

I don't see "Ou vas tu?". Is that considered very informal or wrong?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

29 June 2017

29/06/17

Bonjour Steve !

Not at all : "Où vas-tu ?" is the inverted question form, which is actually considered more elegant and formal than its equivalents:
"Où est-ce que tu vas ?"
"Où tu vas ?"
"Tu vas où ?"

See the related lessons:
https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/forming-questions-by-inverting-in-the-present-tense-except-il-elle-on-forms
https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/how-to-ask-questions-with-qui-que-quoi-quand-ou-comment-pourquoi-and-combien

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

Ed

Kwiziq community member

7 May 2017

2 replies

how to get more drill?

Ed

Kwiziq community member

7 May 2017

7/05/17

Pay money?

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

12 May 2017

12/05/17

Salut Ed - if you visit your dashboard you can take more kwizzes from there and Kwiziq will work out what's best for you to practise.
I'll be right with you...