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How does a Spanish speaker express future?

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I am aware of the different use of verb forms for future and would be pleased if any native Spanish speaker from Spain could tell me which form i should use.

Ser + a + infinitive or the futere form of the main verb.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/SimoneBa
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It's not really a big issue, in my experience. Use ser + a when in English you'd use "be + going to" and the verb form when in English you'd say "will + verb". Not worth obsessing over it, just like in English, they are interchangeable a lot of the time.

I'm not a native speaker, of course. Let's see what the others think...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3
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The verb that is used for future when English uses "to be going to" is not "ser a", but "ir a" + infinitive.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/J.R.Nogal
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You can use both forms: Futuro y progresivo. Progresive uses verb 'IR' (go).

Progresivo (equivalent to 'going to')

Verbo: Comer (to eat)

Yo voy a + infintive. Example: Yo voy a comer (i am going to eat)

Tu vas a + infinitive. Example: Tu vas a comer (you are going to eat)

El (ella) va a + infinitive. Example: El va a comer (he/she is going to eat)

Nosotros vamos a + infinitive. Example: Nosotros vamos a comer (we are going to eat)

Ustedes van a +infinitive. Example: Ustedes van a comer (You are going to eat)

Ellos van a +infinitive. Example. Ellos van a comer (you are going to eat)

Futuro

Yo comere (I will eat)

Tu Comeras (you will eat)

El/Ella Comera (he/she will eat)

Nosotros comeremos (we will eat)

Ustedes comeran (you will eat)

Ellos comeran (they will eat)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sebastosiano

Futuro simple:

amaré amarás amará amaremos amaréis amarán

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/berit.smaa
berit.smaa
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I am not a native english speaker and not familar with the english way of express futere in the english language.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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Some people consider "is going to" as more immediate future. He is going to do it NOW. And they consider "will" as more distant future. He will do it in 4 YEARS. But as SimoneBa mentioned a lot people (myself included) use them interchangeably.

3 years ago