I know future tense and present tense-if you don’t present is: “Je vais à la plage.” (I am going to the beach) And future is: “J’irai à la plage.” (I will go to the beach) But how would you say ‘I am GOING to go to the beach.’ And so on?

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    "Je vais aller à la plage". Is that what you want?
    – user5402
    Commented May 2, 2019 at 17:57
  • Please check tour question, we are confusing at the end
    – Fabrice T
    Commented May 2, 2019 at 18:57
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    Did I miss a subtlety between I will go to the beach and I WILL go to the beach?
    – Sharcoux
    Commented May 3, 2019 at 0:36
  • Thanks so much, I really appreciate your answers, sorry @Sharcoux, I didn’t write the question properly, my bad. Commented May 3, 2019 at 10:01
  • BPP's answer is the right one then.
    – Sharcoux
    Commented May 3, 2019 at 10:33

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As BPP already guessed, the closer would be:

Je vais aller à la plage

If you want to state this future is close, you can also say, depending on how soon it's going to be:

Je vais bientôt à la plage.

Je [ne] vais pas tarder à aller à la plage.

Je m'apprête à aller à la plage.

Je suis sur le point d'aller à la plage.


I am going to go to the beach = je suis en train d'aller à la plage (I am on the way). On contrary, "je vais à la plage" does not imply you have gone - - example: somebody tells you "I see your car is out. Are you going somewhere?" "Yes, I go to the beach" eg. "I plan to go to the beach" (but I am still at home).

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