French Vocabulary: Expressions of Time (Present and Future)

French Vocabulary: Expressions of Time (Present and Future)

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Identify:

French Vocabulary: Expressions of Time (Present and Future)
le vocabulaire français : des expressions de temps (du présent et du futur)

  • Terms that convey timeframes.
  • Learn these expressions to specify when actions are taking or will take place.

Study:

aujourd’hui : today

Je vais au supermarché aujourd’hui.
I am going to the supermarket today.

ce matin : this morning

Ce matin, il va prendre le bus.
This morning he is going to take the bus.

cet après-midi : this afternoon

Le bébé va faire une sieste cet après-midi.
The baby is going to take a nap this afternoon.

ce soir : this evening / tonight

On va au cinéma ce soir.
We are going to the movies this evening.

ce week-end : this week-end

Tu as des projets pour ce week-end?
Do you (informal) have plans for this weekend?

cette semaine : this week

Vous devez finir les devoirs cette semaine.
You have to finish the homework this week.

ce mois-ci : this month

Ils vont déménager ce mois-ci.
They are going to move this month.

cette année : this year

Je voudrais aller en vacances cette année.
I would like to go on vacation this year.

demain : tomorrow

Mon ami a rendez-vous chez le dentiste demain.
My friend has a dentist appointment tomorrow.

demain matin : tomorrow morning

Il va pleuvoir demain matin.
It is going to rain tomorrow morning.

demain après-midi : tomorrow afternoon

Nous allons au centre commercial demain après-midi.
We are going to the mall tomorrow afternoon.

demain soir : tomorrow evening / tomorrow night

Je n’ai pas envie de sortir demain soir.
I don’t feel like going out tomorrow night.

le week-end : on the weekend

Mon mari travaille le week-end.
My husband works on weekends.

le week-end prochain : next weekend

Il y a un match de football le week-end prochain.
There is a soccer game next weekend.

la semaine prochaine : next week

Il ne va pas être ici la semaine prochaine.
He is not going to be here next week.

lundi (mardi, etc.) : Monday (Tuesday, etc.) / on Monday (on Tuesday, etc.)

Elle va rentrer lundi.
She is going to come home on Monday.

le lundi (le mardi, etc.) : every Monday (every Tuesday, etc.)

Nous avons le cours de français le lundi, le mercredi et le vendredi.
We have French class on Mondays, on Wednesdays and on Fridays.

lundi (mardi, etc.) prochain : next Monday (next Tuesday, etc.)

Elles vont passer un examen jeudi prochain.
They are going to take an exam next Thursday.

le mois prochain : next month

Elle va commencer un nouveau travail le mois prochain.
She is going to start a new job next month.

l’année prochaine : next year

Mon fils va assister à l’université l’année prochaine.
My son is going to attend the university next year.

en ce moment / en ce moment-ci : right now

Je suis très occupée en ce moment.
I am very busy right now.

maintenant : now

Qu’est-ce que tu fais maintenant?
What are you (informal) doing now?

plus tard : later

Je vais me retrouver plus tard avec des amis.
I am going to meet up with some friends later.

tout de suite : immediately / right away

Il sort tout de suite.
He is leaving immediately.

Adapt: 

Qui arrive demain matin?
Who is arriving tomorrow morning?

Que font-ils la semaine prochaine?
What are they (masc., mixed) doing next week?

Quand est-ce que tu reviens?
When are you (informal) coming back?

Où êtes-vous cet après-midi?
Where are you all this afternoon?

Pourquoi est-ce qu’elles partent tout de suite?
Why are they (fem.) leaving immediately?

Comment est-ce qu’il voyage le mois prochain?
How is he traveling next month?

Combien d’heures est-ce qu’elle travaille le week-end?
How many hours does she work on the weekends?

Quels cours suivez-vous l’année prochaine?
Which classes are you all taking next year?

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