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Will in Spanish – Simple Future

Will in Spanish
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Will in Spanish | What is the Simple Future in Spanish?

How to apply will in Spanish?

ar, er, ir

There are two ways to form the Future Tense in Spanish: the Informal Future(ir + a + infinitive) and the Simple Future. The Simple Future, unlike the Informal Future, is expressed in a single word.

The Spanish Simple Future is used to talk about what will or shall happen. It is also used to express the possibility of what someone might or may be doing in the present.

Note: To form the Simple Future Tense, simply add the correct ending to the infinitive of the verb. All verb conjugations “– ar– er,and – ir” have the same endings in the Simple Future tense.

 Verbs that End in -ar

Subject-arEndings

Yo (I)

 (You)(Informal)-ás

Usted (You)(Formal)

Él/Ella(He/She)

Nosotros(as)(We)-emos

Vosotros(as)​(You)(Informal)-éis

Ustedes(You)(Formal)-án

Ellos(as)​(They)-án

Subject hablar– English translation

Yo (I) Hablaré I will speak

 (You)(Informal) Hablarás You will speak

Usted (You)(Formal) Hablará You will speak

Él/Ella(He/She) Hablará He/She will speak

Nosotros(as)​(We) Hablaremos We will speak

Vosotros(as)​(You)(Informal) Hablaréis You will speak

Ustedes(You)(Formal) Hablarán You will speak

Ellos(as)​(They) Hablarán They will speak

Verbs that End in -er

Subject-er Endings

Yo (I)

 (You)(Informal)-ás

Usted (You)(Formal)

Él/Ella(He/She)

Nosotros(as)​(We)-emos

Vosotros(as)​(You)(Informal)-éis

Ustedes(You)(Formal)-án

Ellos(as)​(They)-án

Subject comer– English translation

Yo (I) Comeré I will eat

 (You)(Informal) Comerás You will eat

Usted (You)(Formal) Comerá You will eat

Él/Ella(He/She) Comerá He/She will eat

Nosotros(as)​(We) Comeremos We will eat

Vosotros(as)​(You)(Informal) Comeréis You will eat

Ustedes(You)(Formal) Comerán You will eat

Ellos(as)​(They) Comerán They will eat

Verbs that End in -ir

Subject-irEndings

Yo (I)

 (You)(Informal)-ás

Usted (You)(Formal)

Él/Ella(He/She)

Nosotros(as)​(We)-emos

Vosotros(as)​(You)(Informal)-éis

Ustedes(You)(Formal)-án

Ellos(as)​(They)-án

Subject vivir– English translation

Yo (I) Viviré I will live

 (You)(Informal) Vivirás You will live

Usted (You)(Formal) Vivirá You will live

Él/Ella(He/She) Vivirá He/She will live

Nosotros(as)​(We) Viviremos We will live

Vosotros(as)​(You)(Informal) Viviréis– You will live

Ustedes(You)(Formal) Vivirán You will live

Ellos(as)​(They) Vivirán They will live

Examples

Check out these sentences with the Simple Future:

Jugarás para el equipo nacional. – You will play for the national team.
Él hablará con su novia esta noche. –  He will talk to his girlfriend tonight.
Llorarán al final de esa película. – You will cry at the end of that movie.

Uses of the Simple Future

While the Simple Future is most often used to talk about what a person will do, it can also be used to talk about conjecture, possibilities, and probabilities in the present, make predictions about the future, and give solemn commands.

Conjectures, Possibilities, and Probabilities

e.g.

Anita estaráen la playa ahora. – Anita is probably at the beach right now.

Los niños tendrán hambre.-  The children might be hungry.

Seránlas ocho de la mañana.-  It must be eight o’clock in the morning.

¿Dónde estaránmis llaves?-  Where could my keys be?

¿Cuántos años tendrá el profesor?-  I wonder how old the professor is?

Predictions about the Future

e.g.

Me casaré con un hombre guapo.-  I will marry a handsome man.

Encontraráun trabajo bueno. – He will find a good job.



The Simple Future can also be used in conditional sentences with “si”(if) to talk about what someone will do. In sentences like this, the verb immediately after “si” is in the Present Tense, while the verb in the other part of the sentence is in the Simple Future.

e.g.

Si tengo tiempo, saldréa correr en la tarde.-  If I have time, I’ll go to run in the afternoon.

Solemn Commands

e.g.


No robarás.-  You shall/will not steal.

Te sentarás aquí hasta que regrese.- You shall/will sit right here until I return.

Obedecerása tus abuelos. -You shall/will obey your grandparents.

Note: In Spanish, it’s very common for the Present Tense to be used to talk about Future events that are certain.

e.g.

Te veo mañana en la escuela. –I’ll see you tomorrow at school.

Me caso el 6 de mayo.- I will get married on May 6.

 Mis padres me visitanmañana. – My parents will visit me tomorrow

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