Ir is an irregular that, unlike ser and estar, has a pretty straightforward definition. It simply means to go.
Its best secret, though, is that by learning ir in the present, you now know a future tense! It is formed like so:
Some people refer to this tense as the fake future. Why? There’s actually a different future tense that we’ll learn about later. However the fake future is incredibly common (especially in Latin America) as a stand-in for that other future tense. It usually indicates an intention or a degree of immediacy, but that’s really handy, especially for beginning learners. Think about how in English we can say I am going to do my homework and I will do my homework.
Forming the fake future with regular verbs:
Below are some examples of how you can use the fake future tense in the real world:
Look at that! You learned a new verb and a whole new tense with it. Your future is looking bright!
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