In French, to express actions in the immediate future
, we often use Présent indicatif
Look at the following examples:
Ce soir, je fais à dîner.Tonight, I'm making dinner.
Son train arrive à dix heures demain matin.His train arrives at ten tomorrow morning.
Elle te rappelle plus tard, promis.She's calling you back later, I promise.
Je suis là dans deux secondes !I'll be there in two seconds!
J'arrive tout de suite !I'm coming right away!
I'll be right there!
Note that in English, the Simple Present, English Present Progressive or Simple Future can be used to talk about actions taking place in the immediate future:
Tonight, I'm making dinner.
My train arrives tomorrow morning at 6am.
I'll be there in a minute!
See also other uses of Présent indicatif:
Using Le Présent where English uses Present Tense (current actions, habits and situations)
Using Le Présent for ongoing actions where English uses Present Continuous
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