In French, Le Présent Indicatif is also used for other purposes other than to express actions in the present moment.
Learn how to use Le Présent Indicatif for immediate and future actions in French
In French, to express actions in the immediate future
, we often use Le Présent Indicatif
Look at the following examples:
Ce soir, je fais à dîner.Tonight, I'm making dinner.
Son train arrive à dix heures demain matin.His train arrives at ten tomorrow morning.
Elle te rappelle plus tard, promis.She's calling you back later, I promise.
Je suis là dans deux secondes !I'll be there in two seconds!
J'arrive tout de suite !I'm coming right away!
I'll be right there!
Note that in English, the Simple Present, English Present Progressive or Simple Future can be used to talk about actions taking place in the immediate future:
Tonight, I'm making dinner.
My train arrives tomorrow morning at 6am.
I'll be there in a minute!
See also other uses of Le Présent Indicatif:
Expressing current actions, habits and situations (English Present Tense) with the present tense (Le Présent) in French
Expressing ongoing actions (English Present Continuous) with the present tense (Le Présent) in French
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