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

Introduction to the verb consterner

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The English translation of the French verb consterner is “to dismay” or “to shock.” It is pronounced as kohn-stehr-neh.

The language origin of consterner can be traced back to the Latin word “consternare,” which means “to terrify.” In everyday French, it is most often used in the Futur Proche tense, which is formed by using the present tense of the verb aller (to go) followed by the infinitive form of the verb.

Example 1: Je vais consterner mes parents en leur annonçant que je vais arrêter mes études. (I am going to dismay my parents by telling them I am going to quit my studies.)

Example 2: Nous allons consterner nos collègues en leur montrant nos résultats de vente exceptionnels. (We are going to shock our colleagues by showing them our outstanding sales results.)

Example 3: Les nouvelles révélations vont consterner le public. (The new revelations are going to dismay the public.)

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

Pronoun Conjugation Short Example English Translation
je vais consterner Je vais consterner mes parents. I am going to shock my parents.
tu vas consterner Tu vas consterner tes amis. You are going to shock your friends.
il va consterner Il va consterner ses collègues. He is going to shock his colleagues.
elle va consterner Elle va consterner sa famille. She is going to shock her family.
on va consterner On va consterner tout le monde. We/One are going to shock everyone.
nous allons consterner Nous allons consterner le public. We are going to shock the audience.
vous allez consterner Vous allez consterner vos voisins. You are going to shock your neighbors.
ils vont consterner Ils vont consterner leurs ennemis. They are going to shock their enemies.
elles vont consterner Elles vont consterner leurs professeurs. They are going to shock their teachers.

Other Conjugations for Consterner.

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

    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb consterner
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Consterner – 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.
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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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