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Difference between vais and allons.

Pardon the naive question, but I'm struggling to see the difference between vais and allons. The definitions are both "going", but how and when are they used?

May 10, 2020



The verb aller (to go) is conjugated differently depending on the subject. When the subject is 'je' (I in English), than aller is conjugated to 'vais'. When the subject is 'nous' (we in English), then aller is conjugated to 'allons'.

So it would be 'je vais' to say 'I am going/I go' and 'nous allons' to say 'we are going/we go'.


Thank you for this! It's fascinating to see and understand different rules and systems in other languages!


French verbs are conjugated.

You need to conjugate the verb "aller" (to go).



Je vais - I am going but Nous allons - we are going.

Also read the tips on DL.


Verbs are conjugated by their subject, in both English and French.


Infinitive form of the verb: to go = aller

I go, you go, he goes.
Je vais, tu vas, il va.
Tu = informal you (singular). Use this to talk to only one person, informally.

We go, you go, they go.
Nous allons, vous allez, ils vont.

Vous = you (formal): It can be said to one person, or to more than one person, but whenever you use "vous", its place in the verb conjugation table is in the 2nd person plural spot.


Verb conjugations. Read the Tips.


Use "vais" with "je" such as je vais. This means I go or I am going. Allons is used with Nous. Nous allons means we go or we are going.

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