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Spanish Verbs


The Future Tense


Formation

There is 1 set of conjugations for regular verbs in the future tense.

This tense is formed by adding the endings to the infinitive of the verb.


Here are the endings for all regular verbs.

  singular plural
first person emos
second person s is
third person n

yo hablar
t hablars
l/ella/usted hablar
nosotros hablaremos
vosotros hablaris
ellos/ellas/ustedes hablarn


Usage

The future tense, as the name implies, is used with events that may or may not take place in the future. Remember though that in everyday conversation you are more likely to hear the "informal" future, which is the ir + a + infinitive construction. You will also see the present tense used for near future events.


Another use of the future tense is expressing a possibility. This use has many possible English equivalents: "may", "must", "might"


Estarn en la tienda.  They must be at the store.