Spanish languageFuturo - Spanish Future Tense

The future is one of the simplest Spanish tenses. There is only one set of endings and most verbs - even those which are irregular in the present tense - use their infinitive as the root of the conjugation.

To form the future tense of -AR, -ER, and -IR verbs, add the appropriate ending to the infinitive.



1st person yo nosotros -emos
2nd person -ás vosotros -éis
3rd person él

Some verbs have irregular future stems, but they still use the same endings as regular verbs. The following table lists verbs with irregular future stems (note that the stem always ends in R, and that these are the exact same as the irregular conditional stems):

Verb Future stem  Similarly-conjugated verbs
caber cabr-
decir dir-
haber habr-
hacer har-
oír oir- *
poder podr-
poner pondr- componer, disponer, imponer, proponer, reponerse, suponer
querer querr-
reír reir- * sonreír
saber sabr-
salir saldr-
tener tendr- contener, detener, mantener, obtener, retener
valer valdr-
venir vendr-

* These verbs lose their accent when used as future stems.

Here are examples of -AR, -ER, -IR, and irregular verbs in the future tense:

hablar comer partir saber ir
yo hablaré comeré partiré sabré iré
hablarás comerás partirás sabrás irás
él/ella/Ud. hablará comerá partirá sabrá irá
nosotros hablaremos comeremos partiremos sabremos iremos
vosotros hablaréis comeréis partiréis sabréis iréis
ellos/Uds. hablarán comerán partirán sabrán irán


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