Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

https://www.duolingo.com/raans

Verbs: "Phrasal Future Tense" vs. "Future" (Spanish tree)

raans
  • 25
  • 25
  • 19
  • 16
  • 16
  • 16
  • 14
  • 13
  • 12
  • 11
  • 1796

I somehow think that "Phrasal Future Tense" was called something like "Immediate Future" (ir a + infinitive).

I don't see the point of the "Future" skill to repeat all of this (yes, with different infinitives). But since the first lesson deals with the future tense, I was hoping this would be continued on the whole skill. Maybe this lesson should just get rid of the first lesson and renamed to "Phrasal Future Tense 2" (or a real future tense skill).

The iOS version, at least, calls "Phrasal Future Tense" "futuro inmediato" and "Future" "futuro". "Future" implies (well, to me) the real future tense (el futuro) and not the immediate future which is already on the tree. Just like "presente perfecto" gives us just what called.

Anyone else here?

P.S. I don't know if this applies to other languages as well.

4 years ago

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JamesB84
JamesB84
  • 15
  • 12
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 5
  • 5
  • 2

The future skill is supposed to show you how to form verbs in the true future tense. HablarĂ©, caminarĂ¡s, etc. For some reason all of these real future verbs are being ignored and replaced with more phrasal future lessons. It was incredibly frustrating to get through the lessons knowing that I should be learning something else. I believe it is a mistake on Duo's part and if you search the forums, you will find that other people, including myself, have complained about it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/raans
raans
  • 25
  • 25
  • 19
  • 16
  • 16
  • 16
  • 14
  • 13
  • 12
  • 11
  • 1796

Yeah, and it makes a good start on lesson 1.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
wazzie
  • 25
  • 11

I was confused by this too. I'm not sure why the entire skill isn't like the first lesson. On my own, I answered all the questions using future tense for practice since DL seems pretty lenient on accepting both forms, but I'm not sure if this is a mistake on DL or what the purpose is if done intentionally.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/raans
raans
  • 25
  • 25
  • 19
  • 16
  • 16
  • 16
  • 14
  • 13
  • 12
  • 11
  • 1796

Well, the previews on the lessons suggest that the immediate future is going to be taught/learnt. And the Spanish to English sentences are always ir a + infinitive.

Edit: Sometimes DL is awfully picky. ;)

4 years ago