You’ve already learned one way to express future actions using structures like Voy a comer en el nuevo restaurante, I'm going to eat in the new restaurant. But there's another way to talk about future events: with the simple future tense. Comeré en el nuevo restaurante uses comer in this future tense, and translates to I will eat in the new restaurant. The distinction between the future tenses is as simple as I am going to eat... versus I will eat... in English.
Below are the endings for all regular verbs in the simple future tense:
Do you see that?? When we say "simple future", we really mean simple. The endings are the same for ‑AR, ‑ER, and ‑IR verbs; and most of them, with the exception of the nosotros forms, have written accents. So how do we use them? Instead of grabbing the stem of the infinitive, we’re just going to add endings to the end of the infinitive itself:
Here are some standard regular verbs conjugated in the simple future tense:
That’s it! What an easy step on the road to becoming the VerbMaster!
Below are some examples of how you can use the simple future tense in the real world:
More good news: there’s only one small group of irregulars for the simple future! We’ll cover those in the next lesson.
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In this session, you’ll practice conjugating hablar, comer, and vivir in the simple future tense. So what are you waiting for? Get to studying, you’re on your way to becoming a VerbMaster!
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