Spanish Future Perfect – Conjugation and Use

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

In this lesson, will first learn the conjugation of verbs in Future Perfect, and then study its use providing example sentences.


Conjugation

The Future Perfect is constructed 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 the verb you want to conjugate. Because the Past Participle is used in more than one verb tense, we have written separate lesson about how to form the Past Participle. Click here to learn how to form the Past Participle. This word is the same for all persons. 


That means, the resulting model is:

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


Examples


Following the model we just learned, here are two verbs fully conjugated in Future Perfect:

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

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




Uses


1- Talking about something that will have already happened at some point in the future

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

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

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


2 – Speculating about the recent past

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

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