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Learn Spanish: The Future Tense

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Future Tense

 

Learn Spanish: The Future Tense in Spanish

This learn Spanish grammar lesson in on the Spanish future tense - when to use it and how Spanish verbs are conjugated in the future tense.

In Spanish, the future tense is used to express what will occur or will not ocurr.

Llegaré a las 8:00 de la noche. I will arrive at 8:00 pm.
Mi avión no saldrá a horario. My airplane will not take off on time.

In Spanish, as in English, the future tense is used to express the result of an hypothetical situation.

Si el autobús no llega, tomaremos un taxi. If the bus doesn’t arrive, we will take a taxi.

In Spanish, the future tense is also used to wonder or to express probability.

Quién será? I wonder who it could be?
¿Será tu mama? Could it be your mother?
¿Qué hora será? I wonder what time it is?
Serán las ocho. It’s probably eight o’clock.

There are tree ways to express the future in Spanish

1.Using present tense:

Te llamo mañana.

I will call you tomorrow.

2. Using the expression: Ir + a + infinitive

Vamos a bailar el sábado

We are going to dance on Saturday.

3. Using future tense

Viajaré a Europa en mes próximo

I will go to Europe next month.

Forms of future tense for regular ar, er and ir verbs

Infinitive + -é, -ás, -á, -emos, -éis, -án

viajar

comer
ir
Yo Viajaré comeré iré
Viajarás comerás irás
Usted/Él/Ella Viajará comerá irá
Nosotros Viajaremos comeremos iremos
Vosotros Viajaréis comeréis iréis
Ustedes/Ellos/Ellas Viajarán comerán irán

¿Cuándo viajarás a España?
When will you travel to Spain?

Viajaré a España este verano.
I will travel to Spain this summer.

Irregular forms of the future tense

There are irregular forms of the future tense that are formed by:

irregular stem + the regular endings

Verb Irregular Stem
Hacer Har
Decir Dir
Querer Quer
Caber Cabr
Haber Habr
Saber Sabr
Poder Podr
Poner Pondr
Salir Saldr
Tener Tendr
Venir Vendr
Valen Valdr

Qué harás esta tarde?
What will you do this afternoon?

Saldré con mis amigos.
I will go out with my friends.

Hay in the Future Tense

Hay means there is or there are; this is the present tense. In the Spanish future tense, hay becomes habrá, which means there will be.

Habrá tres estudiantes esperando.
There will be three students waiting.