The future simple in Spanish is one of the easiest tenses to learn. Not only is it used to talk about an upcoming action, but you can also use it to make speculations about the future or even the present. Read on to find out how to conjugate _futuro simple_ in Spanish.


When do you use the futuro simple in Spanish?

The futuro simple is used to express:

  • an upcoming (future) action, or an intention

  • a prediction about the future

  • a probability or possibility

How do you form the futuro simple in Spanish?

The futuro simple in Spanish is one of the easiest tenses to conjugate. The specific endings are added to the end of the infinitive of the verb.

él, ella, ustedhablarácomerávivirá
ellas, ellos, ustedeshablaráncomeránvivirán

Irregular conjugations in futuro simple

Like in all tenses, there are some irregular conjugations in the futuro simple as well. The endings stay the same, however, the stem of the verbs are changed. Here is a list of the 12 irregular verbs with their changed stems and endings.

InfinitiveFuturo Simple
CABERcabré, cabrás, cabrá, cabremos, cabréis, cabrán
DECIRdiré, dirás, dirá, diremos, diréis, dirán
HABERhabré, habrás, habrá, habremos, habréis, habrán
HACERharé, harás, hará, haremos, haréis, harán
PODERpodré, podrás, podrá, podremos, podréis, podrán
PONERpondré, pondrás, pondrá, pondremos, pondréis, pondrán
QUERERquerré, querrás, querrá, querremos, querréis, querrán
SABERsabré, sabrás, sabrá, sabremos, sabréis, sabrán
SALIRsaldré, saldrás, saldrá, saldremos, saldréis, saldrán
TENERtendré, tendrás, tendrá, tendremos, tendréis, tendrán
VALERvaldré, valdrás, valdrá, valdremos, valdréis, valdrán
VENIRvendré, vendrás, vendrá, vendremos, vendréis, vendrán

Examples of the futuro simple in use

When talking about a future action, the best way to translate from Spanish to English would be to add will or shall before the infinitive verb. In some cases where it is used to talk about possibility or probability, it makes sense to use might, may or must. Here are some examples of the future simple tense:

Jugaremos fútbol mañana por la mañana. (upcoming future action)
We will play football tomorrow morning.

Ella hablará con sus padres esta tarde. (upcoming future action or intention)
She will talk to her parents this afternoon.

¿Quién será él? (wonder or probability)
I wonder who he is? (Who could he be?)

Encontraré una casa bonita! (prediction)
I will find a beautiful house!

Tendréis hambre después de ese viaje tan largo. (probability)
You must be hungry after such a long trip.

It is very common for Spanish speakers to use the present to talk about actions in the very near future. Although it is correct, it is a more colloquial form of expressing upcoming actions. For example:

Te veo al rato.
I will see you soon.

Mi padre me viene a visitar en Marzo.
My father will come to visit me in March.

We hope that after reading this post, you’ll be able to express yourself easily about upcoming events in the future. If you’d like to learn more in a classroom setting, take a look at our Spanish classes in the heart of Barcelona.

April 25th, 2019

Posted in Learn Spanish

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