Is it "Je dors" or is it "Je vais dormir"? What's the difference? Which one is accurate?

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    Je dors means I'm sleeping. Je vais dormir means I'm going to bed / to sleep. Jul 25 '13 at 7:41
  • Theoretically, it shouldn't be possible for you to say that :). Jul 29 '13 at 4:18
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    Actually, yes: - Que fais-tu demain à 4h du matin ? - A quatre heures ? Je dors ! :-)
    – Shlublu
    Jul 29 '13 at 11:29

I'm sleeping actually means je dors. Je vais dormir would be I am going to sleep.

This page shows how to translate English simple and continuous present into French.
It is an English exercise for French speakers but it is an interesting exercise to use it as an English speaker.

  • This is correct. But in spoken French, you can say pretty much anything. Like « Je suis fatigué, allez je dors » meaning "I'm off to sleep."
    – PatrickT
    Oct 20 '17 at 16:21
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    @PatrickT That's true! I forgot that while answering.
    – Shlublu
    Oct 20 '17 at 18:03

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