Presentation on theme: "“To go to” in English does not change ever!"— Presentation transcript:
1 “To go to” in English does not change ever! Aller à“To go to” in English does not change ever!I go to school, you go to church, We go to the theatre, they go to London…
2 à in French has the particularity that it sometimes combines with the following word’s article. So… Je vais à “la” maison (feminine) It does not changeTu vas à l’église (because la in front of a vowel becomes “l’”)Il va au théâtre (masculine) à+le becomes “au”
3 à also combines with the plural les It then becomes “aux”Il va aux Etats-Unis (He goes to the United States.)
4 Aller is also used to form the near future This is very good to know when you don’t know the true future yet, and want to express future ideas, concepts and actions.Just knowing the verb “aller” expands the range of what you can say considerably.
5 Let’s review the verb Aller Je vaisTu vasIl/Elle vaNous allonsVous allezIls/Elles vont
6 Aller when followed by a verb announces something to come It works exactly the same as in English:I am going to learn FrenchJe vais apprendre le françaisYou can even use it twice in the same sentence:I am going to go to …Je vais aller à ParisJe vais aller au cinémaJe vais aller à la plage
7 Aller is also used in sentences like How are you? ÇA VA? ‘ (Comment) ça va?How are you?Ça va bien! Et toi? / Et vous?I am well and you?