The Future Perfect tense in Spanish (“Futuro Perfecto”) is a used mainly to talk about something that will have already happened at some point in the future.

We will study its conjugation first, and then talk about a couple of uses.

 

Conjugation

The Future Perfect is built with 2 words:

– The first word is the verb “haber” conjugated in Future tense, for the proper person.

– The second word is the Past Participle of our main verb.

yohabré... + Participle of the main verb
habrás
élhabrá
nosotroshabremos
vosotroshabréis
elloshabrán

About the Past Participle, at this point you probably have no problems building it. In any case, if you need to review that, you can find it here in our post about the Present Perfect, another tense that also uses the Past Participle.

Here are two examples, the full conjugations for the verbs “bailar” and “comer”.

For “bailar” (= to dance), how do we express “will have danced?”. Like this:

 Bailar
yohabré bailado
habrás bailado
élhabrá bailado
nosotroshabremos bailado
vosotroshabréis bailado
elloshabrán bailado

For “comer” (= to eat), how do we express “will have eaten?”. Like this:

 Comer
yohabré comido
habrás comido
élhabrá comido
nosotroshabremos comido
vosotroshabréis comido
elloshabrán comido



Uses

1- Talking about something that will have happened at some point in the future (tends to go well with the word “ya” = already)

Habré comido cuando llegues = I will have already eaten by the time you arrive.

En 2025 ya habré terminado mis estudios = In 2025 I will have already finished studies.

Si sigues así, en diciembre ya habrás perdido 10 kilos = If you keep on like this, in December you will have already lost 10 kilos.

 

2 – Speculating about the recent past

Antonio llega tarde… Habrá tenido algún problema dormido = Antonio is late… He may have had a problem.

¿Qué demonios habrá pasado? = What on earth might have happened?

 

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