Spanish Future Spanish Verb Conjugation

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Now, we’ll learn how to use the future tense in Spanish. Like with other verbs, we also have a nickname for it. It is called the “will” tense. We call it that because it’s just like putting the word “will” in front of any verb. For example. “I will eat”, “She will run”, “He will talk” and so forth. You’ve already known how to use a simple future tense by using the verb “ir”. For example, “Tomorrow I’m going to eat it” would be said, “Mañana voy a comerlo”. In this lesson we’ll learn the future tense conjugation that translated to “will” in English. This tense is very easy to learn. It has the same verb endings for AR ER and IR verbs.

Let’s take a look at the endings now.

Yo é nosotros emos
ás vosotros
(Tú Plural)
(used only in Spain)
Él á

Notice that all the endings have an accent except the “nosotros” ending.
ellos án
Ella ellas
usted ustedes (uds.)

Let’s review those again.

é - ás - á - emos - éis - án

Now, the easiest part about the future tense is that you don’t take off an ending, you just put it on right after the verb. You simply put this ending on after the AR, ER or IR verbs. Now, since the ending always comes after the “r” at the end of a verb, we’re going to change the endings a little and put that “r” right in there to help you remember that you never take the ending off of the verb. (put the “r” in before each ending).

Yo nosotros remos
rás vosotros
(Tú Plural)
(used only in Spain)

Notice that all the endings have an accent except the “nosotros” ending.
ellos rán
Ella ellas
usted ustedes (uds.)

Let’s see how it works:

I will speak is “Hablaré”
I will eat is “Comeré”
I will live is “Viviré”

If we use María or “tú”,
You will speak is “Hablarás”
You will eat is “Comerás”
You will live is “Vivirás”

Now let’s practice the future tense for he, she or you formal (remember, this is if you’d use a title with someone like “Dr.” or “Mrs.”) He will speak is “Hablará”
She will eat is “Comerá”
Mrs. Garcia, you will live is “Vivirá”

Next we’ll look at the future tense for nosotros.
We will speak is “Hablaremos”
We will eat is “Comeremos”
We will live is “Viviremos”

Now we’ll jump to the future tense for “they” (ellos, ellas) and “you plural” or Uds.
They will speak is “Hablarán”
They will eat is “Comerán”
All of you will live is “Vivirán”

Now take a look at the “Future” endings one more time.

ré - rás - rá - remos - réis - rán

Now let’s try these using the chart on the screen and the verb “llevar” which means “to carry”.

I will carry / (yo llevar) ß (have these on the screen) Llevaré
You will carry / (tú llevar) Llevarás
He will carry / (él llevar) Llevará
She will carry / (ella llevar) Llevará
You will carry / (Ud. llevar) Llevará
We will carry / (Nosotros llevar) Llevaremos
Now the vosotros form Llevaréis
They will carry / (ellos llevar) Llevarán
They will carry / (ellas llevar) Llevarán

Remember, that “Llevaré” means “I will carry.”
Now, since repetition is so important, let’s repeat the endings again.

ré - rás - rá - remos - réis - rán

Now we’ll practice with a few different verbs. Are you ready?

I will sell… (Yo) venderé
You will live – using “tú” (Tú) vivirás
He will promise (Él) prometerá
She will run (Ella) correrá
You will decide… (Ud.) decidirá
We will open it… (Nosotros) lo abriremos
They will learn (Ellos) aprenderán
All of you will eat (Uds.) comerán


I will look miraré
(Marta) You will search for buscarás
He will love amará
She will need necesitará
(Sra. Benites) You will paint pintará
We will pay pagaremos
They will plan planearán
All of you will practice practicarán
I will prepare prepararé
(Martín) You will rest descansarás
He will return regresará
She will send mandará
(Sr. Mendes) You will touch tocará
We will sing cantaremos
They will speak hablarán
All of you will spend gastarán
I will study estudiaré
(Marta) You will swim nadarás
He will take out sacará
She will take tomará
(Sra. Perez) You will teach enseñará
We will play (instrument) tocaremos
They will travel viajarán
All of you will try (to...) tratarán (de...)
I will use usaré
We will visit visitaremos
We will hope esperaremos
We will walk caminaremos
(Pablo) You will earn ganarás
(Paola) You will work trabajarás