Conjugate reflexive verbs in Le Futur Proche (aller + infinitive)

Look at these sentences:

Je vais me lever tôt 
I'm going to get up early

Tu vas t'habiller 
You're going to get dressed

Elle va s'amuser
She's going to have fun

Nous allons nous réveiller
We're going to wake up

Vous allez vous asseoir 
You're going to sit down 

Mes jumelles vont s'appeler Léa et Zoé 
My twin girls are going to be called Léa and Zoé

To form Le Futur Proche of reflexive verbs, you place the reflexive pronoun (me/te/se/nous/vous/se) between aller and the infinitive of the reflexive verb:  

Aller (me/te/se/nous/vous/se) + infinitive 

ATTENTION:

The reflexive pronoun needs to match the subject of the verb (who's doing the action) :
 Je vais se lever. -> Je vais me lever.

 

See also more advanced lesson Position of negation with two verbs (conjugated + infinitive) 

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(s'amuser - to have fun)


Elle va s'amuser
She's going to have fun


(s'appeler - to be called)


Mes jumelles vont s'appeler Léa et Zoé 
My twin girls are going to be called Léa and Zoé


(s'asseoir - to sit down)


Vous allez vous asseoir 
You're going to sit down 


(s'habiller - to get dressed)


Tu vas t'habiller 
You're going to get dressed


(se lever - to get up)


Je vais me lever tôt 
I'm going to get up early


(se réveiller - to wake up)


Nous allons nous réveiller
We're going to wake up


Q&A Forum 3 questions, 9 answers

GangaA0Kwiziq community member

How do I convert the above sentences into interrogative and interrogative negative (both by inversion)?

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Which sentence are you referring to? I'll do one example:

Elle va s'amuser.

Va-t-elle s'amuser ?

Elle ne va pas s'amuser.

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I forgot one: 

Ne va-t-elle pas s'amuser ?

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

And I got one wrong, for good measure:

Va-t-elle s'amuser ?

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Chris,

Corrected it !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Thanks ! :)

How do I convert the above sentences into interrogative and interrogative negative (both by inversion)?

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RantA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

English correction

The lesson has this minor english grammatical error:

The reflexive pronoun need to match the subject of the verb (who's doing the action) :

This should be either:

The reflexive pronouns need to match the subject of the verb (who's doing the action) :

or

The reflexive pronoun needs to match the subject of the verb (who's doing the action) :

Asked 1 year ago
AurélieKwiziq team member

Merci beaucoup Rant ! It's now been fixed :)

Bonne journée !

English correction

The lesson has this minor english grammatical error:

The reflexive pronoun need to match the subject of the verb (who's doing the action) :

This should be either:

The reflexive pronouns need to match the subject of the verb (who's doing the action) :

or

The reflexive pronoun needs to match the subject of the verb (who's doing the action) :

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MuratB1Kwiziq community member

"ne pas se lever!" is this a correct form?

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Murat 

'Ne pas se lever' is the correct infinitive form for 'not getting up'.

e.g.

Je ne vais pas me lever tôt demain matin = I am not going to get up early tomorrow

Il ne va pas se lever devant elle car il a mal au dos = He is not going to rise up in front of her as he has back ache

Ils ne se lèvent jamais avant 11 heures du matin = They never get out of bed before 11 am

Hope this helps!

RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bonjour Murat, Je vais me lever tôt The negative statement, I am not going to get up early seems to me to be Je ne vais pas me lever tôt ! However, it is possible that Je vais ne pas me lever tôt ! could also be correct, i.e. I am going to not get up early. Perhaps we need to hear from Aurélie as to which is correct on this. Ron
JamieA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
No, ne . . . pas needs to be separated, for sure

"ne pas se lever!" is this a correct form?

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