Does this mean you can't use quand in the present?
To answer your question precisely- no, you cannot say in French -
talking about actions in the future.
You use the future after quand.
Hope this helps!
The lesson explains the difference in meaning between English and French in this context.
What does "quand" suggest (in this context)? It suggests something is about to happen after the point in time that "quand" refers to. This is why the timeframe has to be the future period forward from "quand".
Does this help?
Of course it is possible to use the present in other contexts, e.g.
Quand Monique arrive-t-elle ?
Quand le chat n'est pas là, les souris dansent.
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