Spanish Simple Future – Conjugation and Uses

The Spanish Simple Future tense («Futuro Simple») is used to talk about future actions.

In this post, we will go through the following points:

  1. Conjugation in Spanish Simple Future
  2. Uses of the Simple Future
  3. Quiz about the Simple Future!


1. Conjugation in Spanish Simple Future

Regular Verbs

The conjugation of Regular Verbs in Simple Future is very easy, because of 2 reasons:

  • It doesn’t matter if the verb ends in «-AR», «-ER» or «-IR». The endings are the same for all cases.
  • We attach the endings directly to the Infinitive.


The endings are the ones presented in this table:

PersonEnding
yo
-ás
él
nosotros-emos
vosotros-éis
ellos-án


For example, here are the full conjugations of the verbs «amar», «ser» and «sentir»:

 AmarSerSentir
yoamaréserésentiré
amarásserássentirás
élamaráserásentirá
nosotrosamaremosseremossentiremos
vosotrosamaréisseréissentiréis
ellosamaránseránsentirán


Irregular Verbs

For the Irregular Verbs, the endings are the same as for the regulars, but the stem presents some small change.

Here is a list of the most important Irregulars. In the middle column we can see the irregular stem we need to use, and in the right column the verb fully conjugated.

VerbNew stemFull conjugation
Decirdir-diré, dirás, dirá, diremos, diréis, dirán
Haberhabr-habré, habrás, habrá, habremos, habréis, habrán
Hacerhar-haré, harás, hará, haremos, haréis, harán
Poderpodr-podré, podrás, podrá, podremos, podréis, podrán
Ponerpondr-pondré, pondrás, pondrá, pondremos, pondréis, pondrán
Quererquerr-querré, querrás, querrá, querremos, querréis, querrán
Sabersabr-sabré, sabrás, sabrá, sabremos, sabréis, sabrán
Salirsaldr-saldré, saldrás, saldrá, saldremos, saldréis, saldrán
Tenertendr-tendré, tendrás, tendrá, tendremos, tendréis, tendrán
Venirvendr-vendré, vendrás, vendrá, vendremos, vendréis, vendrán


Similarities between the Simple Future and the Conditional tense

The Simple Future and the Conditional have very similar conjugations. Click here to read about the Conditional tense.

Actually, except for the endings, everything else is the same for these two tenses. We invite you to take some minutes to compare them and observe how similar they are.


2. Uses of the Simple Future

Generally speaking, we use the Simple Future mainly to talk events or actions that will happen in the future. However, it has some other uses.

Here are the main uses of the Simple Future:

Future actions and events

El año que viene iré a América = I’ll go to America next year

El director nos dirá algo mañana = The director will tell us something tomorrow


Predictions

El Real Madrid ganará la liga. = Real Madrid will win the league.

El año que viene conocerás al hombre de tus sueños. = Next year you will meet the man of your dreams.


Giving commands in a strong tone

For example, the Commandments of Christianity are expressed in Simple Future in Spanish:

No matarás. = You shall not kill.

No robarás. = You shall not steal.


Hypothesis (not only about future events, also about present matters)

No me imagino qué haremos en 20 años. = I can’t imagine what we will be doing in 20 years.

Laura no ha venido. Tendrá algún problema. = Laura hasn’t come. Maybe she has a problem.

¿Dónde estará mi boli? = Where could my pen be?


As the second part of a speculative sentence («if A happens, then B will happen»)

Si este año consigo un empleo, me compraré una moto. = If I get a job this year, I will buy a motorcycle.

Si me mandas un correo, te responderé hoy mismo. = If you send me an email, I will reply to you today.


3. Quiz about the Simple Future!

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