Aller + Infinitive – Exercises with solutions

 

 

infinitive-aller

Comment: We’ll use the entire verb (the infinitive). We don’t have to modify it.

The english translation of a couple of infinitives:

  • Regarder: To watch
  • Parler: To speak

Comment: We need to add a pronoun when adding a reflexive infinitive. It can sometimes be difficult as there are many different reflexive pronouns. However, we’ll practice in this article :-).

Comment: The infinitive is complete. We only need to change the reflexive pronoun.

Comment:

So, I’ve already told you that we need to add the entire verb. However, this can be quite difficult when we don’t know the infinitive.

I can give you one advice that will make it a bit easier to identify infinitives:

There are 3 verb groups:

  • ER-verbs, verbs ending in er, for instance Parler.
  • IR-verbs, verbs ending in ir, for instance Finir
  • Irregular verbs (including RE-verbs, verbs ending in re, for instance Attendre)

Falloir can be found in the irregular group. It’s usually not the first verb group that you will learn. However, following the groups I’ve just listed will make it a bit easier for you.

Comment: After having studied the verbs groups, we can conclude that regarder is the likely answer.

Comment:

We’ll add another infinitive (Courir).

Comment:

Faire is a very useful and common verb, but highly irregular. You should learn it by heart (and its different conjugations). Some expressions with faire:

  • Faire le ménage: To clean
  • Faire la grasse matinée: To sleep in
  • Faire la fête: To party
  • Faire la grève: To go on strike

Comment:

By now you should be able to remember the infinitive form of faire :-).

In addition, à la con + noun is a construction that you can use to describe something that is dumb/stupid. For instance:

  • Une question à la con: At stupid question
  • Une rumeur à la con: A stupid rumor
  • Une opinion à la con: A dumb opinion

Comment:

Both avoir and être are irregular verbs.

In this case we’ll use avoir. Why? Because you have hunger in French.

Another useful verb

Aller is a very important verb. I have mentioned this several times on this website. Aller can make you feel semi-fluent in the French language even if you are a beginner.

However, there is another verb that have similar qualities vouloir – to want. You can use vouloir in the same way as aller.

Let’s look at a couple of examples:

  • Je veux manger dans un restaurant: I want to eat in a restaurant.
  • Je veux rentrer plus tôt: I want to go back earlier.

Je veux represents vouloirmanger & rentrer represents the infinitive of 2 verbs.

We can also include 2 reflexive verbs:

  • Je veux me coucher tard: I want to go to bed late.
  • Elle veut se maquiller: She want to put on makeup.

Je veux and elle veut represent vouloirme coucher and me maquiller represent reflexive verbs and their pronouns.

 

 

 

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  1. Rick April 18, 2024
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