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French Expressions with Aller

Idiomatic French expressions


The French verb aller literally means "to go" and is also used in many idiomatic expressions. Learn how to go fishing, get to the bottom of things, go away, and more with this list of expressions with aller.

aller + infinitive (le futur proche)
to be going to (do something)

aller à la pêche
to go fishing

aller à la rencontre de quelqu'un
to go meet someone

aller à pied
to go on foot

aller à quelqu'un
to be becoming, to suit

aller au-devant de quelqu'un
to go meet someone

aller au fond des choses
to get to the bottom of things

aller avec quelque chose
to match something

aller chercher
to get, to fetch

aller de pair avec
to go hand in hand with

aller en voiture
to ride in a car

aller sans dire / ça va sans dire
to go without saying / that goes without saying

Allez-y !
Go ahead!

Allons donc !
Come on then!

Allons-y !
Let's go!

Ça va ? Comment allez-vous ? Comment vas-tu ? (greetings)
How are you?

On y va ?
Shall we go?

On y va !
Let's go!

s'en aller
to go away

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