Questions tagged [futuro]

Questions about future in verb tenses. Preguntas acerca del futuro en tiempos verbales.

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¿Es correcto usar el futuro para hablar del presente/pasado?

Hay ciertas construcciones que me son muy familiares pero que al pensar detenidamente en ellas me entra la duda y no sé qué justificación gramatical tienen (o si simplemente son incorrectas). Tal es ...
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"ir a «infinitive»" vs. future tense

There are two ways to indicate a future action, ir a «infinitive» and the future tense. How do I decide which to use when? Is one form more common when spoken or in writing? Is there a regional ...
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¿Cuál es la explicación del uso del presente simple con función de futuro?

Esto es algo que he estado cuestionándome hace rato. En Chile es común usar las formas simples con expresiones de este estilo: — No me gusta el arroz. — Yo me lo como entonces. Creo que es ...
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understanding the difference between the subjunctive and the future tense [duplicate]

I'm trying (& struggling) to learn about the subjunctive. I am working through the examples on this web page. So there is a sentence which translate in English as "When I go to visit you, I will ...
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"Ir a" versus future tense when asking a question

I've read that one should use "ir a" when time of completion is certain. If the time is uncertain, one should use the future tense. This choice is not so clear-cut when asking a question. Take for ...
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The use of futuro perfecto other than "I will have finished"

I watched a movie yesterday (translated from English to Spanish), in which one man asked another the following with the following translation to Spanish: English original: "It has been an enormously ...
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Futuro or Subjuntivo to talk about a belief in a future event in a negative form

Objective Clarify which one to use 'Futuro' or 'Subjuntivo' (or it does not matter) to say "I do not believe/think it will rain tomorrow". No creo que lloverá mañana. No creo que llueva mañana. In ...
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¿Es "haber de" el origen del futuro simple en español?

En el DPD se explica el uso de haber de + infinitivo cuando se usa para hablar del futuro: ... A veces expresa, simplemente, acción futura: «¡No he de morir hasta enmendarlo!» (Cuzzani Cortés [Arg. ...
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The two imperfect subjunctives, is one actually future?

I am in Mexico City and people here are telling me that the subjunctive form -ra is actually future, and that only the -se form is imperfect. I have always been taught that both are imperfect (...
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Using the present indicative to communicate about the future

In Spanish and some other languages (e.g. French and German), we can use the present indicative tense plus an appropriate adverb to communicate about the future, for example Mañana voy al ...