We use this Future Tense in Spanish to talk about things we ‘will‘ do and not things we are definitely ‘going to’ do.
Again it is not too difficult and there are only a few irregular verbs. Click here for a good summary of how to form the Simple Future or check the rules in your book.
*** The important thing to remember is that with this tense you DO NOT remove the -AR, -ER or -IR from the Infinitive of the verb. You just add the endings to the infinitive. ***
Click the links below for some practice:
StudySpanish.com Future Tense
AprenderEspanol – Muchos ejercicios aqui
This is probably the easiest tense to learn and use in Spanish as you only need to know how to conjugate one verb ‘Ir’ and there are no irregulars.
Remember our 3 steps to forming the Immediate Futre:
Step 1: Conjugate the verb ‘Ir’ depending on WHO is doing the action
Voy – I am going …..
Vas – you are going ……
Va – He/she is going …….
Vamos – We are going …..
Vais – You (pl) are going ……
Van – They are going ……
Step 2: Add an ‘a’.
Step 3: Add the infinitive of the verb that is going to be done.
Voy a bailar – I am going to dance
Vas a comer – You are going to eat
*** Remember to learn the ‘Vocabulario’ on p.33 of Primer Paso 2 that goes with this tense ***
Click here to take a practice quiz.
YOU CAN PRACTICE WITH SOME VOCABULARY TO USE WITH THE FUTURE TENSE HERE
Another phrase that work this way is Pensar + infinitive
Pensar + infinitive – Pienso ir a España el verano que viene = I plan to visit Spain next summer. *** Note there is no need for the ‘a’ here. ***
In Spanish we’ve seen how there are to ways to say ‘to be’ – Ser and Estar.
In the same way there are two ways to say ‘to know’ – Conocer and Saber, as we saw in class though both mean ‘to know’ in different ways.
We use Saber to talk about how we ‘know’ knowledge or skills for example to know how to swim (Saber nadar) or to know how to speak Spanish (Saber hablar el español). You could also know facts, for example (Saber la historia de Irlanda).
Conocer is used to talk about how we know someone, as in to know Mark (Conocer a Mark). Yet it is also used to talk about how you know a country, city or town (conocer Irlanda, conocer Dublín, conocer Stillorgan) ….. BUT BE CAREFUL…. it does not mean that you know about the history of the town or facts about the town but more about where things are in the town and what you can do to spend time there. Click on the link below for a review of Saber v Conocer.
CLICK HERE TO REVIEW SABER V CONOCER (AND THERE’S A BIT ON PEDIR V PREGUNTA BUT YOU CAN IGNORE THAT FOR NOW IF YOU LIKE)
YOU CAN ALSO PRACTICE HERE. IT MIGHT BE A BIT MORE DIFFICULT BUT HAVE A GO.
You can use these flashcards to practice the coogan for asking and giving directions.
Below you will find a good review of the Gustar Type Verbs from studyspanish.com. There are also a few practice quizzes on the menu on the left:
Study Spanish – Gustar
Gustar Verbs practice
Languages Online – Gustar Game
Gusta o Gustan
And here are some links to a few games on the pastimes:
Quia Game – Gustar