Future tense

In English I can say "What are you doing next week?" or probably more appropriately "What will you be doing next week?" Although the first example uses the present tense, because it references next week, you know that it is talking about the future. Can you use the same construction in French, "Qu'est-ce que tu fais la semaine prochaine?" or should it be "Qu'est-ce que tu vas faire la semaine prochaine?" Merci d'avance.

May 1, 2017


Parfait. Tu as tout compris.

On peut ajouter :

"Que feras-tu la semaine prochaine ?" Formal

"Tu fais quoi la semaine prochaine ?" Unformal, but quite common.

May 1, 2017


May 1, 2017


May 2, 2017

It appears from this article ( that using the present tense plus a future adverb is acceptable in French as it is in English, one of three ways to deal with future events in French.

May 1, 2017

Futur proche can be used for future tense. It's very simple. Here's the format: aller (conjugated) + infinitive

For example: Je vais manger (I am going to eat)

May 10, 2017
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