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29 French Expressions with Aller – To go

29 French Expressions with ALLER - To Go

In this blog post, I have listed 29 French expressions with ALLER (to go) for you. Aller is one of the most essential French verbs, frequently used in daily conversations. It is an irregular verb and is used to form the near future tense (futur proche).

If you want to learn more about the conjugation of aller, check out this page. Mastering its conjugation will be helpful before you start learning these French expressions.

Aller is one of the 6 French verbs used in an incredible number of expressions, as well as avoir (to have), être (to be), faire (to do/to make), prendre (to take), and mettre (to put).

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This list of French expressions with aller and all the examples have been taken from my book, The Complete French Expressions and Idioms Course. Use the code EXPRESSIONS20 for 20% off the PDF version of my expressions and idioms book 📚.

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29 French Expressions with ALLER - To Go

29 French Expressions with Aller - To Go

Use this list to review, learn, or acknowledge all the French expressions with aller- To Go that we will see in this post. After this list, you can find all these expressions with aller, including examples and audio recorded by me, a native French speaker and French teacher 🙂

List of 29 French Expressions

  1. Aller à la rencontre de quelqu’un – To go meet someone
  2. Aller à pied – To go on foot
  3. Aller à quelqu’un – To suit someone – To look great on someone
  4. Aller à vélo – To go by bike
  5. Aller au diable (familiar) – Go to hell
  6. Aller au fond des choses – To get to the bottom of things
  7. Aller aux nouvelles – To go see what’s happening – To go get news
  8. Aller chercher – To go get – To pick up
  9. Aller comme un gant – To fit like a glove
  10. Aller de l’avant – To go forward – To project oneself – To move on
  11. Aller droit au but – To go straight to the point
  12. Aller droit au cœur – To go straight to the heart
  13. Aller droit dans le mur – To head straight to a disaster
  14. Aller ensemble – To go well together
  15. Aller jusqu’au bout – To stick to it through – To go all the way – To finish something
  16. Aller loin – To go far
  17. Aller plus vite que la musique – To go too fast
  18. Aller se faire foutre – Aller se faire voir (familiar) – To go screw yourself
  19. Aller sur ses ans – To be approaching my ____th birthday.
  20. Aller trop loin – To go too far – To go overboard
  21. Allez ! – Let’s go – Cheerings
  22. Allons-y ! – Let’s go – Come on
  23. Ça va de soi – Ça va sans dire – It goes without saying
  24. Ne pas y aller avec le dos de la cuillère – To not go in for half-measures
  25. Ne pas y aller par quatre chemins – To go straight to the point
  26. S’en aller – To go away – To leave — Va-t’en ! Go away!
  27. Se laisser aller – To let yourself go
  28. Y aller mollo – To take it easy

29 French Expressions with Aller - Examples and audio

Below, you can find 29 French expressions with aller with examples and audio to work on your French listening skills. Have fun learning, and don’t forget your free PDF at the bottom of the page to keep and review.

1. Aller à la rencontre de quelqu’un

Meaning: To go meet someone

On est allés à la rencontre de Samuel après le dîner.
We went to meet Samuel after dinner.

2. Aller à pied

Meaning: To go on foot

Tu prends ta voiture ? Non, j’ai envie de marcher, je vais y aller à pied.
Are you taking your car? No, I feel like walking, I’ll go on foot.

3. Aller à quelqu’un

Literally: To go to someone
Meaning: To suit someone – To look great on someone

Ce pantalon te va très bien. On dirait qu’il est fait pour toi.
These pants look great on you. It seems like they are made for you.

4. Aller à vélo

Meaning: To go by bike

Quand il ne pleut pas, beaucoup de gens vont au travail à vélo.
When it’s not raining, many people cycle to work.

5. Aller au diable (familiar)

Literally: Go to the devil
Meaning: Go to hell

Je lui ai dit d’aller au diable car il m’énervait, mais je le regrette.
I told him to go to hell because he was pissing me off, but I regret it.

6. Aller au fond des choses

Meaning: To get to the bottom of things

Tu devrais aller au fond des choses avec ton psychologue comme ça tu peux tourner la page.
You should get to the bottom of things with your psychologist to move on.

7. Aller aux nouvelles

Meaning: To go see what’s happening – To go get news

Je vais aller aux nouvelles, je te tiens au courant.
I’ll go to see what’s happening, I’ll let you know.

8. Aller chercher

Meaning: To go get – To pick up

On doit aller chercher les enfants avant de venir.
We have to pick up the kids before we come.

9. Aller comme un gant

Literally: To go like a glove
Meaning: To fit like a glove

Elle est toujours à la recherche du manteau qui lui va comme un gant.
She is always looking for a coat that fits her like a glove.

10. Aller de l’avant

Meaning: To go forward – To project oneself – To move on

Tu dois aller de l’avant, je sais que c’est difficile mais il ne reviendra pas.
You have to move on, I know it’s hard, but he’s not coming back.

11. Aller droit au but

Literally: To go straight to the goal
Meaning: To go straight to the point

Va droit au but et dis-moi ce que tu veux me dire.
Go straight to the point and tell me what you want to say to me.

12. Aller droit au cœur

Meaning: To go straight to the heart

Ces compliments me vont droit au cœur.
These compliments go straight to my heart.

13. Aller droit dans le mur

Literally: To go straight into the wall
Meaning: To head straight to a disaster

Quand elle a dit ça, j’ai tout de suite compris que ce procès allait droit dans le mur.
When she said that, I immediately understood that this trial was heading straight to a disaster.

14. Aller ensemble

Literally: To go together
Meaning: To go well together

Tu penses que ces chaussures et ce sac vont bien ensemble ?
Do you think these shoes and this bag go well together?

15. Aller jusqu’au bout

Meaning: To stick to it through – To go all the way – To finish something

Il ne va jamais jusqu’au bout, il arrête toujours ce qu’il commence.
He never goes all the way, he always stops what he starts.

16. Aller loin

Meaning: To go far

Je pense que tu iras loin si tu continues à étudier.
I think you will go far if you keep studying.

17. Aller plus vite que la musique

Literally: To go faster than the music
Meaning: To go too fast

Ralentis, ça ne sert à rien d’aller plus vite que la musique.
Slow down, there’s no point in going too fast.

18. Aller se faire foutre - Aller se faire voir (familiar)

Meaning: To go screw yourself

L’élève a dit au professeur qu’il pouvait aller se faire voir. Elle a été suspendue immédiatement.
The student told the teacher he could screw himself. She was suspended immediately.

19. Aller sur ses ans

Literally: To go on your page36image26144960years old
Meaning: To be approaching my page36image26146624th birthday.

Je vais sur mes 35 ans.
I am approaching my 35th birthday.

20. Aller trop loin

Meaning: To go too far – To go overboard

Tu as été trop loin. Tu devrais t’excuser.
You have gone too far. You should apologize.

21. Allez !

Meaning: Let’s go – Cheerings

Allez les bleus !
Go, French team!

22. Allons-y !

Meaning: Let’s go – Come on

Allons-y, on va être en retard.
Come on, we’re going to be late.

23. Ça va de soi - Ça va sans dire

Meaning: It goes without saying

Évidemment que je veux venir à ton mariage. Ça va de soi – Ça va sans dire.
Of course, I want to come to your wedding. It goes without saying.

24. Ne pas y aller avec le dos de la cuillère

Literally: To not go there with the back of the spoon
Meaning: To not go in for half-measures

Cela ne sert à rien d’y aller avec le dos de la cuillère. Il faut lui dire la vérité.
It’s useless to go in for half-measures. You have to tell him the truth.

25. Ne pas y aller par quatre chemins

Literally: To not go by four paths
Meaning: To go straight to the point

Je n’ai pas beaucoup de temps donc n’y va pas par quatre chemins. Je t’écoute.
I don’t have much time so go straight to the point. I’m listening to you.

26. S’en aller

Meaning: To go away – To leave

Va-t’en !
Go away!

27. Se laisser aller

Meaning: To let yourself go

Se laisser aller peut arriver à cause de différents problèmes, parfois même des problèmes de santé.
Letting yourself go can happen because of different issues, sometimes even health issues.

28. Y aller mollo

Literally: To go there mollo
Meaning: To take it easy

Vas-y mollo sur les boissons ce soir car on part tôt demain matin.
Take it easy on the drinks tonight because we’re leaving early tomorrow morning.

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