There are two ways to talk about future events in Spanish, the informal future (I am going to eat) and the simple future (I will eat).
This form is often used to talk about the immediate future and can be translated as I am going to (do something).
To use the informal future use:
present tense of ir (to go) + a + infinitive
Ir (to go ) is irregular, the conjugations in the present are voy, vas, va, vamos, vais, van.
|Example - comer / to eat|
|voy a comer||I am going to eat|
|vas a comer||you are going to eat|
|va a comer||he is going to eat|
|vamos a comer||we are going to eat|
|vais a comer||you are going to eat|
|van a comer||they are going to eat|
The simple future can be translated as I will or I shall (do something).
The simple future is formed by adding endings to the complete infinitive (not just the verb stem as with most other tenses).
All regular verb types (-ar, -er and -ir) use these same endings:
|Example - trabajar / to work|
|yo||trabajaré||I will work|
|tú||trabajarás||you will work|
|él||trabajará||he will work|
|nosotros||trabajaremos||we will work|
|vosotros||trabajaréis||you will work|
|ellos||trabajarán||they will work|
|Example - vender / to sell|
|yo||venderé||I will sell|
|tú||venderás||you will sell|
|él||venderá||he will sell|
|nosotros||venderemos||we will sell|
|vosotros||venderéis||you will sell|
|ellos||venderán||they will sell|
|Example - partir / to leave|
|yo||partiré||I will leave|
|tú||partirás||you will leave|
|él||partirá||he will leave|
|nosotros||partiremos||we will leave|
|vosotros||partiréis||you will leave|
|ellos||partirán||they will leave|
The following are the most common verbs that are irregular in the future tense.
|Hacer||to do, to make|
|Poder||to be able|
|Decir||to say, tell|