Conjugation of aller (to go)
La conjugaison du verbe aller
Salut, and welcome to our lesson about conjugation of aller at Language Easy! The verb aller (to go) is used very commonly in French, as it is in English. For instance, you must already have heard quite a few times the idiomatic on y va ? which is an informal invitation to get started.
Learning the conjugation of aller is important ; in parallel to your study of the conjugation you can learn more about the special usage of this verb in our page about the semi-auxiliaries.
Allez, on y va !
Complete conjugation of aller
La conjugaison complète de aller
The verb aller is always conjugated with the auxiliary verb être.
Did you know ?
Le saviez-vous ?
The conjugation of aller is different from the first group verbs although its termination is -er. Because of this, it belongs to third group instead. But why is this ?
Actually the different radical forms for conjugation of aller comes from three different old latin verbs :
- alare (old latin : to ambulate, to walk) gave all the forms like aller, j’allais, allant, allasse…
- ire (to go) gave all the forms like j’irai, j’irais…
- vadere (to go, to walk) gave all the forms like je vais, vas…
This is what makes it an irregular verb.
C’est quoi, la suite ?
Et voilà, we reached the end of our lesson about the conjugation of aller. It’s an extremely important verb to know well! Also, be sure not to neglect other non-irregular verbs in -er from the first group here.
Allez, à bientôt !