Futur ou conditionnel ?

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Futur ou conditionnel ?

The futur simple describes an upcoming or future action.
Demain, j’irai au zoo. Tomorrow I’ll go to the zoo.
Elle verra ses grands-parents pendant les vacances. She’ll see her grandparents during the holiday.

The conditionnel présent describes a hypothetical action, wish, or condition.
Si tu allais à l’école, tu serais moins bête. If you would go to school / If you went to school, you’d be less foolish.
Je mangerais bien une autre part de gâteau. I could eat another piece of cake / I would easily eat another piece of cake.

Note: The verb endings in the futur simple (-ai, -as, -a, -ons, -ez, -ont) and conditionnel présent (ais, -ais, -ait, -ions, -iez, -aient) are similar, but not identical.
Futur, parler en
Je parlerai
Tu parleras
Il parlera
Nous parlerons
Vous parlerez
Ils parleront
Conditionnel, parler en
Je parlerais
Tu parlerais
Il parlerait
Nous parlerions
Vous parleriez
Ils parleraient

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