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  • 10.1 Present tense in Spanish (el presente) [0/3]
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  • 10.2.1 Pretérito perfecto simple (indefinido) in Spanish [0/3]
  • 10.2.2 Pretérito perfecto compuesto in Spanish [0/3]
  • 10.2.3 Difference between Pretérito Perfecto and Indefinido [0/3]
  • 10.2.4 Pretérito Imperfecto in Spanish [0/3]
  • 10.2.5 Difference between imperfecto and indefinido [0/3]
  • 10.2.6 Pretérito pluscuamperfecto in Spanish [0/3]
  • 10.3 Future tense in Spanish (el futuro) [0/6]
  • 11 Difference between "ser" and "estar" in Spanish [0/3]
  • 12 Spanish verbs [0/7]
  • 13 Gerund in Spanish (el gerundio) [0/3]
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  • What is the future simple in Spanish?

    The future tense (el futuro simple in Spanish) is used to talk about something that will happen or will be true in the future.

    The formation of the future simple

    The formation of this tense is probably the simplest of all tenses. We just need the infinitive of the verb + add the endings -é, -ás, -á, emos, -éis, -án. These endings are the same for all verbs (-AR, -ER, -IR).

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    Regular conjugations of the futuro simple

    Most verbs are regularly conjugated in the futuro simple and are very easy to form.

    Personal pronouns hablar comer vivir
    yo hablaré comeré viviré
    hablarás comerás vivirás
    él/ ella/ usted hablará comerá vivirá
    nosotros/ -as hablaremos comeremos viviremos
    vosotros/ -as hablaréis comeréis viviréis
    ellos/ ellas/ ustedes hablarán comerán vivirán

    Irregular conjugations of the futuro simple

    Some of the verbs in future have an irregular stem but we still add the regular endings -é, -ás, -á, emos, -éis, -án

    Infinitive Irregular stem
    querer (to want) querré, querrás, querrá...
    decir (to say) diré, dirás, dirá...
    hacer (to do) haré, harás, hará...
    haber (to have) habré, habrás, habrá...
    saber (to know) sabré, sabrás, sabrá...
    poder (to be able to) podré, podrás, podrá...
    poner (to put) pondré, pondrás, pondrá...
    venir (to come) vendré, vendrás, vendrá...
    tener (to have) tendré, tendrás, tendrá...
    salir (to leave) saldré, saldrás, saldrá...
    caber (to fit) cabré, cabrás, cabrá...

     

    enlightenedNote that ser and estar are highly irregular verbs except in the future that follow the regular pattern

    When to use the futuro próximo?

    The futuro simple is used to indicate plans or actions that will take place in the future. However, the future tense in Spanish communicates other messages as well.

    Actions or events that will happen or are likely to happen at a future time.

    • Mañana veré a Ana. (Tomorrow I will see Ana).
    • La fiesta será el viernes. (The party will be on Friday).

    To express a conjecture, supposition, or probability in the present

    • La chica que viene, ¿será Ana María?   (The girl who is coming, can it be Ana María?)
    • Estaremos a 20 km de Valencia (We must be 20 km away from Valencia)
    • ¿Cuánto costará ese bolso tan bonito? (I wonder how much this beautiful bag costs)

    enlightenedNote that in the las example the English equivalent is an indirect question preceeded by I wonder

    Marker words of the futuro próximo

    Here are some frequently time expressions that indicate the future.

    Spanish Translation
    A la una, a las dos de la tarde… At one, at two in the afternoon...
    De aquí a dos días In two days…
    El año que viene / El lunes que viene Next year / Next Monday...
    El martes On Tuesday
    El mes que viene Next month
    En un mes / semana In a month/week
    Esta noche / Esta tarde Tonight / This afternoon...
    Esta primavera/verano This spring/summer
    La semana que viene Next week
    Luego Later
    Mañana / Pasado mañana Tomorrow / The day after tomorrow
    Mañana por la mañana / noche / tarde Tomorrow morning / night / afternoon