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