Conjugate aller (je vais, tu vas, vous allez) in Le Présent (present tense)

The verb aller means to go.

Here's how to say I go/I'm going and you go/you're going in French:

Je vais à l'école 
I go to school / I'm going to school

Tu vas au travail 
You go to work / You're going to work

Vous allez chez le docteur.
You go to the doctor. / You are going to the doctor.

Note that the verb form changes depending on who is acting. 

Remember that in French, to say you, you will use either: 

- tu to address one person you know well, i.e. "informal" and "singular"

- vous to address one person in a professional context, or that you don't know well, i.e. "formal" and "singular"
See Tu and vous are used for three types of you 

Où tu vas
Where are you going?

Où vous allez?
Where are you going?

 

Here's a link to the full conjugation of aller in Présent indicatif:
Conjugate aller in Le Présent (present tense)

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Examples and resources

Où tu vas
Where are you going?



Où vous allez?
Where are you going?


Tu vas au travail 
You go to work / You're going to work


Je vais à l'école 
I go to school / I'm going to school


Vous allez chez le docteur.
You go to the doctor. / You are going to the doctor.



Q&A Forum 5 questions, 8 answers

HalouiA0Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why?

Why we say au tavail not à travail ??

Asked 9 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Because the French use a definite article in this case: au travail = à le travail. 

HalouiA0Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Aa okey merci.

Why?

Why we say au tavail not à travail ??

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AntuanA1Kwiziq community member

Would "on va" mean "we go"?

Asked 9 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Yes, although you would probably use something else, such as on y va or allons-y.

Would "on va" mean "we go"?

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RebekahA1Kwiziq community member

Why does "ça veut dire" translate to "it means"?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team member
Literally it means 'this wants to say' which is to 'mean' in French, so it uses the verb 'vouloir' in the present tense in the 3rd person singular. 'ça' is a contraction of cela.
RebekahA1Kwiziq community member
Ah... thanks so much!

Why does "ça veut dire" translate to "it means"?

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SteveA2Kwiziq community member

I don't see "Ou vas tu?". Is that considered very informal or wrong?

Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Steve !

Not at all : "Où vas-tu ?" is the inverted question form, which is actually considered more elegant and formal than its equivalents:
"Où est-ce que tu vas ?"
"Où tu vas ?"
"Tu vas où ?"

See the related lessons:
https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/forming-questions-by-inverting-in-the-present-tense-except-il-elle-on-forms
https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/how-to-ask-questions-with-qui-que-quoi-quand-ou-comment-pourquoi-and-combien

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

I don't see "Ou vas tu?". Is that considered very informal or wrong?

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EdA1Kwiziq community member

how to get more drill?

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GruffKwiziq team member
Salut Ed - if you visit your dashboard you can take more kwizzes from there and Kwiziq will work out what's best for you to practise.

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