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  • 10.2.1 Pretérito perfecto simple (indefinido) in Spanish [0/3]
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  • Futuro próximo (ir a + infinitivo)

    What is the futuro próximo?

    The futuro próximo (“going to-future” in English) is used to express something that is going to happen in the future, no matter the time, and it is a plan, something you have scheduled.

    The formation of the futuro próximo

    The formation of this tense is very simple and its use is very common in Spanish. We just need:

    • Verb ir (to go) used as an auxiliary verb.
    • The preposition “a”
    • The infinitive of the verb

    Conjugation of the auxiliary verb ir

    Personal pronouns Auxiliary verb ir in present
    yo voy
    vas
    él/ ella/ usted va
    nosotros/ -as vamos
    vosotros/ -as vais
    ellos/ ellas/ ustedes van

    The complete formation of the futuro próximo

    Personal pronouns Auxiliary verb ir in present Preposition Infinitive

    yo

    él/ella/usted

    nosotros/-as

    vosotros/-as

    ellos/ellas/ustedes

    voy

    vas

    va

    vamos

    vais

    van

    a

    bailar

    comer

    vivir

     

    enlightenedFortunately this tense doesn’t have any irregularities!

    When to use the futuro próximo?

    The use of ir+a+infinitive is very common in Spanish.  We use it for:

    Plans or intentions in the future

    • El año que viene voy a hacer más deporte. (I am going to do more sport next year.)
    • El sábado en la fiesta no voy a beber mucho. (I am not going to drink too much at the party on Saturday.)

    Actions in the immediate future

    If the action takes place right after speaking we also use the futuro próximo

    • Ahora voy a hacer un pastel. (I am going to bake a cake.)
    • No sé, voy a hablar con Isabel.  (I don’t know, I am going to talk to Isabel.)

    Marker words of the futuro próximo

    Spanish English
    hoy today
    mañana tomorrow
    más tarde later
    esta tarde this afternoon
    la semana que viene next week
    el mes que viene next month
    el año que viene next year
    esta noche tonight
    mañana por la mañana tomorrow morning
    mañana por la tarde tomorrow afternoon
    mañana por la noche tomorrow night

     

    If the futuro próximo is too easy for you, read the pages on futuro simple and futuro compuesto wink

    Exercises

    ¿Do you know how to conjugate verbs in futuro próximo?

    Conjugate the verbs in the dialogue.

    Exercise to practice the Futuro próximo