The Future Tense - Explanation

# F. J. Villatoro #

The Future Tense - Explanation

Regular Future Forms:

Most Spanish verbs are regular in the future. The infinitive serves as the stem of almost all Spanish verbs in the future tense.


The Future Tense
Infinitive Stem Endings
Trabajar yo Trabajar- é
Aprender Aprender- ás
Escribir él Escribir- á
Hablar ella Hablar- á
Decidir Vd. Decidir- á
Entender nosotros Entender- emos
Bailar vosotros Bailar- éis
Caminar ellos Caminar- án
Perder ellas Perder- án
Recibir Vds. Recibir- án

Note: All the endings, except the Nosotros form, have written accent marks.

Irregular Future Forms

A few verbs are irregular in the future tense.

These verbs use a variation of the infinitive as a stem.

Here are some. The endings are the same as those for regular verbs.


Infinitive Stem Future Tense
Decir dir- yo dir- é
Hacer har har- ás
Poder podr- ella podr- á
Poner pondr- Vd. pondr- á
Saber sabr- nosotros sabr- emos
Haber habr- vosotros habr- éis
Salir saldr- ellos saldr- án
Tener tendr- ellas tendr- án
Querer querr- Vds. querr- án
Venir Vendr-