Conjugate être in Le Futur (future tense)

The verb être in Futur Simple has an irregular stem : ser-

je

serai

tu

seras

il / elle / on     

sera

nous

serons  

vous

serez

ils/elles

seront

To conjugate the irregular verb être (to be) in Futur Simple, you use:

ser- + the following endings: -ai, -as, -a, -ons, -ez, -ont

Look at these examples:

Je serai bientôt mariée.
I will be married soon.

Tu seras déçue, crois-moi!
You will be disappointed, believe me!

Cette guitare sera à moi.
This guitar will be mine.

Nous serons bientôt là.
We will be there soon.

Vous serez à l'école.
You will be at school.

Ils seront gentils.
They will be nice.


Not to get mixed up with the root of savoir = saur- 
See Conjugate savoir in Le Futur (future tense)

Learn more about these related French grammar topics

Examples and resources

Vous serez à l'école.
You will be at school.


Nous serons bientôt là.
We will be there soon.


Cette guitare sera à moi.
This guitar will be mine.


Tu seras déçue, crois-moi!
You will be disappointed, believe me!



Je serai bientôt mariée.
I will be married soon.


Ils seront gentils.
They will be nice.


Q&A

Louise

Kwiziq community member

27 February 2018

2 replies

I wrote serons because "on" referred to

Chris

Kwiziq community member

27 February 2018

27/02/18

Hi Louise,


I am guessing at what your question might be because your post didn't show one....


On sera à la fête ce soir. -- We will be at the party tonight.
Nous serons à la fête ce soir. -- We will be at the party tonight.


Both sentences mean the same thing. The first version, with "on" is a bit more colloquial than the one using "nous", though. Note that the verb has to fit the subject in person and number. Since "on" is third person singular, that's what you need for the verb: sera. When using "nous" as the verb, you need first person plural, hence "serons".


-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

27 February 2018

27/02/18

Bonjour Louise !


To complete Chris's answer, here's the link to our lesson on "on" : 


https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/on-can-mean-we-one-and-people


Bonne journée !

Jason

Kwiziq community member

21 December 2016

2 replies

No article after futur simple

What's the rule with articles after the future simple? (Why is it 'il sera docteur' and not 'il sera un docteur')

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

21 December 2016

21/12/16

Bonjour Jason !

The absence of article here is not linked to Le Futur Simple, but to talking about professions.
Have a look at the following lesson:
https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/dont-use-indefinite-articles-with-professions

À bientôt !

Jason

Kwiziq community member

21 December 2016

21/12/16

Thanks Aurélie!

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

16 December 2016

1 reply

Why can't I say "Ma copine et moi *nous* serons..." ?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

16 December 2016

16/12/16

​Actually, here the rule is the same as in English:
​though in spoken French, a lot of people would "double" the compound subject by adding its equivalent subject pronoun (Marie et moi, nous.... / Ta mère et toi, vous... etc), this is a redundant and incorrect turn of phrase, and it is to be avoided in written form.

Susan

Kwiziq community member

7 October 2016

2 replies

A bit of a digression re déçue: how is it that décevoir means disappoint,

but seems to come from the same root as deceive?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

11 October 2016

11/10/16

Bonjour Susan !

That's an interesting remark :)
I guess the two meanings are not that far from each other: after all you would be disappointed if someone deceived you. I guess that's probably the link between the two meanings!

Note that in French we also have "désappointé" and "désappointement", they're just not common and considered quite old-fashioned and quaint.

À bientôt !

Susan

Kwiziq community member

11 October 2016

11/10/16

The linkage you point to may be an example of French as the language of diplomacy - "We were disappointed" sounds far more moderate than, "We were deceived." Or maybe not.
Thanks for your reply, Aurélie.

Melody

Kwiziq community member

28 July 2016

2 replies

What does "irregular remote" mean?

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

3 August 2016

3/08/16

Hi Melody,

Sorry, that's a typo, it should say "root." We'll get it fixed soon.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

8 August 2016

8/08/16

Thank you for reporting this mistake, Melody, it's now been fixed!

À bientôt !

Olivia

Kwiziq community member

31 March 2016

2 replies

How do you know when to use the future simple versus aller+ infinitive?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

31 March 2016

31/03/16

Bonjour Olivia !

In most cases, you will use Le Futur (futur simple) to express "I will + verb", whereas Le Futur Proche (aller + infinitive) is the equivalent of "I'm going to + verb".

A bientôt !

Lolli

Kwiziq community member

8 January 2018

8/01/18

This is a rather old thread, but when I was in school (many, many years ago) I do not remember any distinction between a futur simple and a futur proche (which in fact I have never heard of). Is this something new? I learned that aller + inf was always correct and an easy way to create a future tense.
Clever stuff underway!