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Verbs Future is only 1/6th Future Tense - The Rest is Future Phrasal!!!

I am 85% of the way thru my tree, and I finally hit future tense - I was eager to learn those conjugations. The first lesson was all future tense conjugations, the second was mixed future conj and infinitives. All lessons after that are infinitives, All it is doing is re-teaching Future Phrasal (IR + A + INF), which I already know! How can DL call this Verbs Future (tense) when its really Future Phrasal? I am not learning anything new! DL, Please explain!?!? Here's the preview words when you click in and see the lesson panels...

1) seré, estarán, comerás, beberás, tendré, verá, haré

2) llamará, llegaremos, quedarás, iniciar, permitir, definir, colocar

3) andar, cubrir, añadir, asumir, sufrir, impedir, eliminar

4) preparar, romper, beber, dormir, tener, ver, caminar

5) leer, escribir, ir, nadar, llover, dar, partir

6) llegar, pesar, saber, pasar, seguir, dejar

Clearly mostly all infinitives. We need FUTURE TENSE CONJUGATIONS!

4 years ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

The good news is that the future tense is among the easiest to learn. Apart from a few (a dozen important ones) irregular stems (shared with the conditional) there is a single set of endings attached to the infinitives of all -ar, -er, and -ir verbs. My teachers in Mexico also told me that a person can go a looooong time getting by with ir a + infinitive in spoken Spanish and the 'true future' need not be a high priority. I wish they had said I could get by without learning the preterite, but alas . . . . :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

rs... solo dos palabras.... te amo

gracias, jajaja

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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Every few months, this thread pops up... and every few months we get no response from DL...
My tactic was to just answer everything as if it were true future tense (that way I still got the practice). For the most part, my answers were accepted.. and those that weren't, I reported them.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aliciaftw

I'm not certain on this, but at some point I heard that Spanish is beginning to lose it's future tense and the phrasal verb is becoming more and more common. Any native Spanish speakers able to comment on this claim?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/biribom
biribom
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True. I barely use it in daily life and I also don't really hear it too much from other people.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

I have heard this as well from both native speakers, and from websites concerned with preserving the language

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Skutir

I have read that the phrasal future is more common in Latin America and this mostly a Latin American brand of Spanish.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

but when i/we/you take a CEFR test, picture the price is right buzzer, then the tuba... wa wa wa wa... awwwwww. then the loser walk off music for a conciliation. No para mi'. voy a ayudar tenses en un otra site

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Skutir

Yeah, I've learned a lot more from Babbel about grammar (still have a long way to go). Duolingo was instrumental to lowering my resistance to language learning and giving me confidence. I don't think any tool is enough by itself, other than "living in the language environment for several years."

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

agreed, thanks for your comments. I am using Memrise mainly to supplement vocabulary, since duo somehow thinks its cool to have a language learning site, minus a vocab section (facepalm)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bjfritz
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Aha! So glad that you noticed this also! I, too, was disappointed because I need a full section on the future tense and already know f.phrasal. Thanks for taking the time to document that so clearly. Thanks Duolingo for fixing it if you can?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

de nada, bro - gracias por tus comentarios

4 years ago
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