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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…
à in French has the particularity that it sometimes combines with the following words article. So… Je vais à la maison (feminine) It does not change Tu vas à léglise (because la in front of a vowel becomes l) Il va au théâtre (masculine) à+le becomes au
à also combines with the plural les It then becomes aux Il va aux Etats-Unis (He goes to the United States.)
Aller is also used to form the near future This is very good to know when you dont 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.
Lets review the verb Aller Je vais Tu vas Il/Elle va Nous allons Vous allez Ils/Elles vont
Aller when followed by a verb announces something to come It works exactly the same as in English: I am going to learn French Je vais apprendre le français You can even use it twice in the same sentence: I am going to go to … Je vais aller à Paris Je vais aller au cinéma Je vais aller à la plage
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?