Recently I put up a how-to guide for conjugating Spanish verbs in the present tense. Here is part two of the three part series. How to conjugate to the future tense.
I will use the same format and the same verbs so you can compare side by side how it goes. Alright, let’s get to it.
There are three different types of verbs in Spanish, those whose endings are er, ar, and ir. Luckily, the future tense is the easiest to conjugate. There is now need to change the root, just add endings.
Now, to conjugate the verbs, one needs to put them in the infinitive form, which means non conjugated. This is what comes up when you look up the verb in the dictionary. For example, to run= correr, to eat=comer,
Let’s conjugate the verb “comer” which means to eat.
In bold are additions you will make to the root.
Yo (I) comer+e = comere (there is an accent on the final e)
Tu (You) comer+as = comeras (there is an accent on the a)
El/Ella/Usted (He/She/You (formal) comer+a = comera(there is an accent on the a)
Nosotros (We) comer+emos = comeremos(the future tense of “we” does not use accent marks)
Ustedes (You, plural) comer+an = comeran (there is an accent over the a)
Ellos/Ellas (They, male/female) comer+an= comeran (there is an accent over the a)
Now let’s try an AR verb; the verb “pagar”, which means to pay. Don’t forget the accents! Due to problems with AC text editor, I can’t put accents on here, sorry.
Yo pagar+e= pagare
Tu pagar +as= pagaras
El/Ella/Usted pagar+a= pagara
Nosotros pagar+emos= pagareoms (no accent on here)
Ustedes pagar+an= pagaran
Ellos/Ellas pagar+an= pagaran
Now, let’s tri an IR verb. The verb “dormir”, which means to sleep. Don’t forget the accents! Due to problems with AC text editor, I can’t put accents on here, sorry.
Tu subir+as= subiras
El/Ella/Usted subira+a= subira
Nosotros subir+emos= subiremos
Ustedes subir+an= subiran
Ellos/Ellas subir+an= subiran
That’s all for today! I hope this has been helpful to you. Again, I do apologize for the accent problem, sadly, this is something that is out of my control because I have found out that adding the accent from an external source or an alt+key combination will result in a weird character when viewed.