Conjugate reflexive verbs in Le Futur Proche (aller + infinitive)

Look at these sentences:

Je vais me lever tôt 
I'm going to get up early

Tu vas t'habiller 
You're going to get dressed

Elle va s'amuser
She's going to have fun

Nous allons nous réveiller
We're going to wake up

Vous allez vous asseoir 
You're going to sit down 

Mes jumelles vont s'appeler Léa et Zoé 
My twin girls are going to be called Léa and Zoé

To form Le Futur Proche of reflexive verbs, you place the reflexive pronoun (me/te/se/nous/vous/se) between aller and the infinitive of the reflexive verb:  

Aller (me/te/se/nous/vous/se) + infinitive 

ATTENTION:

The reflexive pronoun needs to match the subject of the verb (who's doing the action) :
 Je vais se lever. -> Je vais me lever.

 

See also more advanced lesson Position of negation with two verbs (conjugated + infinitive) 

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Examples and resources


(s'amuser - to have fun)


Elle va s'amuser
She's going to have fun


(s'appeler - to be called)


Mes jumelles vont s'appeler Léa et Zoé 
My twin girls are going to be called Léa and Zoé


(s'asseoir - to sit down)


Vous allez vous asseoir 
You're going to sit down 


(s'habiller - to get dressed)


Tu vas t'habiller 
You're going to get dressed


(se lever - to get up)


Je vais me lever tôt 
I'm going to get up early


(se réveiller - to wake up)


Nous allons nous réveiller
We're going to wake up


Q&A

Ganga

Kwiziq community member

27 September 2018

5 replies

How do I convert the above sentences into interrogative and interrogative negative (both by inversion)?

Chris

Kwiziq community member

27 September 2018

27/09/18

Which sentence are you referring to? I'll do one example:

Elle va s'amuser.

Va-t-elle s'amuser ?

Elle ne va pas s'amuser.

Chris

Kwiziq community member

27 September 2018

27/09/18

I forgot one: 

Ne va-t-elle pas s'amuser ?

Chris

Kwiziq community member

27 September 2018

27/09/18

And I got one wrong, for good measure:

Va-t-elle s'amuser ?

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

29 September 2018

29/09/18

Hi Chris,

Corrected it !

Chris

Kwiziq community member

29 September 2018

29/09/18

Thanks ! :)

Rant

Kwiziq community member

10 May 2018

1 reply

English correction

The lesson has this minor english grammatical error:

The reflexive pronoun need to match the subject of the verb (who's doing the action) :

This should be either:

The reflexive pronouns need to match the subject of the verb (who's doing the action) :

or

The reflexive pronoun needs to match the subject of the verb (who's doing the action) :

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

10 May 2018

10/05/18

Merci beaucoup Rant ! It's now been fixed :)

Bonne journée !

Murat

Kwiziq community member

26 May 2017

2 replies

"ne pas se lever!" is this a correct form?

Ron

Kwiziq community member

31 May 2017

31/05/17

Bonjour Murat, Je vais me lever tôt The negative statement, I am not going to get up early seems to me to be Je ne vais pas me lever tôt ! However, it is possible that Je vais ne pas me lever tôt ! could also be correct, i.e. I am going to not get up early. Perhaps we need to hear from Aurélie as to which is correct on this. Ron

Jamie

Kwiziq community member

28 June 2018

28/06/18

No, ne . . . pas needs to be separated, for sure
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