Spanish: The future tenses explained

An explaination of the two main spanish tenses, and when to use them.

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Spanish: The future tenses explained
In this document I will be showing you how the future tenses in Spanish work,
and how to understand when to use them.
The Simple Future Tense
For the basic future tense, simply put voy a (I'm going to) and then the
infinitive (the basic non-conjugated form of a verb) afterwards.
It works like this:
"La semana próxima, voy a ir a Alemania."
Next week, I'm going to go to Germany.
It's that easy. Let's use another infinitive, this time, jugar meaning to play.
"En una hora, voy a jugar futbol para mi escuela."
In one hour, I'm going to play football for my school.
However, in a writing or speaking exam this won't bag you many points with
the examiner, as it is a tense anyone can use. So now, we shall move on to the
proper future tense, which will impress your teacher and the examiner.
The Future Tense
The future tense is used to say you will do something, and here are the
conjugations. They are all the same for -er, -ir and -ar verbs, and keep the
infinitive bit, which makes your life a lot easier.
Let's use the verb ir which means to go, nice and simple.
Remember that the bit before like Yo or Nosotros is usually omitted (left out).
Yo iré: I will go
Tú irás: You will go
Él/ella/usted irá: He/she/it will go.
Nosotros iremos: We will go
Vosotros iréis: You (plural) will go
Ellos/as irán: They will go.

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Now, let's put it into practice. The future tense can be used to say you will do
something, like this:
"Iremos a el supermercado si quieres."
We will go to the supermarket if you want.
It can also be used to speculate about the present, which is common in English
as well:
"¿Quién será?"
I wonder who it will be.…read more


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