"Il y va, j'y vais."

December 15, 2012


he goes there, I go there.

"y" stands for a place mentioned before.

ex: Question: "allez-vous à l'école ?" (do you go to school?) Answer: "oui, il y va et j'y vais" (yes, he goes [to school] and I go [to school])

December 18, 2012

Thank you.

February 9, 2013

This is a tough one. I'd have liked an example before having to guess it.

April 13, 2013

I can barely make out the second part. Get better pronunciation machines.

December 23, 2012

It's pronounced just like I've heard actual French people pronounce it. The point is to learn to understand it as it is spoken in real life.

February 5, 2013

I learned il y a, il y va in school, but never considered j'y vais - agree it's hard to hear the last part, but now that I have thought about it, I'll never forget it :)

March 8, 2013

Yes, please replace the rubber seals on the pronunciation machine

March 18, 2013

sounded ok for me

December 23, 2012

Why not: je y vais? Is there a rule for when to take the 'e' out of 'je'?

February 9, 2013

"y" is a vowel in French, pronounced "i". So, there is a hiatus between "je" and "y" because they are two vowel sounds. Hence the elision of "e" and replacement by an apostrophe.

February 9, 2013

Why not "Il va, je vais?"

July 2, 2013

verb "aller" cannot stand alone, you need to express the direction where you go to, even with only a hint:

"y" means "there"

July 2, 2013

Why is "It goes there" wrong? The dictionary does suggest it.

July 6, 2013
Learn French in just 5 minutes a day. For free.