Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter

Introduction to the verb agiter

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The English translation of the French verb agiter is “to shake” or “to stir”. It is pronounced as “ah-zhee-tay” in the infinitive form.

Agiter comes from the Latin word “agitare” meaning “to move” or “to stir”. It is most commonly used in everyday French in the Futur Proche tense, which is the near future tense formed by using the auxiliary verb “aller” followed by the infinitive form of the verb.

Three simple examples of using agiter in the Futur Proche tense are:

  1. Je vais agiter le jus d’orange avant de le boire. (I am going to shake the orange juice before drinking it.)
  2. Est-ce que tu vas agiter la bouteille avant de l’ouvrir ? (Are you going to shake the bottle before opening it?)
  3. Ils vont agiter les drapeaux pour célébrer leur victoire. (They are going to wave the flags to celebrate their victory.)

English translations:

  1. I am going to shake the orange juice before drinking it.
  2. Are you going to shake the bottle before opening it?
  3. They are going to wave the flags to celebrate their victory.

Table of the Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of agiter

Pronoun Conjugation Short Example English Translation
je vais agiter Je vais agiter le drapeau. I am going to wave the flag.
tu vas agiter Tu vas agiter les bras. You are going to wave your arms.
il va agiter Il va agiter la bouteille. He is going to shake the bottle.
elle va agiter Elle va agiter la main. She is going to wave her hand.
on va agiter On va agiter les instruments. We/One are going to shake the instruments.
nous allons agiter Nous allons agiter les drapeaux. We are going to wave the flags.
vous allez agiter Vous allez agiter les feuilles. You are going to shake the leaves.
ils vont agiter Ils vont agiter les branches. They are going to shake the branches.
elles vont agiter Elles vont agiter les pancartes. They are going to wave the signs.

Other Conjugations for Agiter.

   
    Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb agiter
   

    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter
   

    Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter
   

    Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter
   

    Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter
   

    Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter    (this article)

    Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter
   

    Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter

    Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter

    Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter

    Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter
   

    Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter

    Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter
   

    Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter
   

    Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter

    L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter

    L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb agiter

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Agiter – About the French Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense

The French futur proche, also known as the near future tense, is a verb tense used to express actions or events that will happen in the near future. It’s a relatively simple tense to form and is commonly used in everyday conversation in the French language.
NOTE: To take a deep dive into all the French tenses then see my article on Mastering French Tense Conjugation.

Formation

To form the futur proche, you typically use the present tense conjugation of the verb “aller” (to go) and follow it with the infinitive of the main verb:

1. Conjugate “aller” in the present tense according to the subject pronoun:

   – Je vais (I am going)
   – Tu vas (You are going)
   – Il/elle/on va (He/she/one is going)
   – Nous allons (We are going)
   – Vous allez (You are going)
   – Ils/elles vont (They are going)

2. Add the infinitive of the main verb immediately after “aller.” For example:

   – Je vais manger (I am going to eat)
   – Tu vas étudier (You are going to study)
   – Il va partir (He is going to leave)
   – Nous allons danser (We are going to dance)
   – Vous allez voyager (You are going to travel)
   – Ils vont travailler (They are going to work)

Common Everyday Usage

The futur proche is used to talk about actions or events that are expected to happen in the near future. It is often used in casual, everyday conversations to discuss plans, intentions, or predictions. For instance:
– Je vais faire les courses demain. (I am going to do the grocery shopping tomorrow.)
– Ils vont regarder un film ce soir. (They are going to watch a movie tonight.)
– Tu vas rencontrer Sophie à la gare. (You are going to meet Sophie at the train station.)

Interactions with Other Tenses

The futur proche is used to talk about the near future and should not be confused with the futur simple (simple future), which is used to discuss events that will happen further in the future. Here are some interactions with other tenses:

Present Tense

The futur proche is often used to express actions happening in the near future alongside actions in the present tense. For example: “Je travaille demain” (I am working tomorrow).

Past Tense

When narrating events in the past, the futur proche can be used to describe what was about to happen at a specific point in time. For example: “Il est arrivé à l’aéroport, mais son avion allait partir” (He arrived at the airport, but his plane was about to leave).

Conditional Tense

The futur proche can also be combined with the conditional to express future actions that are contingent on certain conditions. For example: “Si j’ai le temps, j’irai au cinéma ce soir” (If I have time, I will go to the cinema tonight).

Summary

The French futur proche is a versatile tense used to describe actions or events that will occur in the near future. It’s commonly used in everyday conversation to discuss plans, intentions, and predictions, and it interacts with other tenses to provide context for different time frames.

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