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    Something concerning me with my oral exam hastily approaching. When speaking, how does one distiniguish between using the Future Tense and the Conditional Tense. For example, how is 'j'irai cette année' different to 'j'irais cette année', i.e. how would the examiner/anyone know the difference between the two, when spoken?? Merci
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    One doesn't. You could use a selection of person/tense to make the difference aurally noticeable or you could just assume that the examiner will work it out from the context.
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    (Original post by PrinceOfCats)
    One doesn't. You could use a selection of person/tense to make the difference aurally noticeable or you could just assume that the examiner will work it out from the context.
    :ditto: They're pronounced exactly the same, which is why you need to be really careful in the listening exam so you don't get caught out.
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    There used to be a subtle difference, the same difference between "ais" as in "frais" and "é" between "viendrais" and "viendrai" respectively, although now, there is no difference.
    Bit of a pointless post but a little tidbit of info..
 
 
 
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