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This lesson is part of the Pre-Intermediate Spanish Course
(69 Spanish video or mp3 lessons. 4 hrs 41 mins)

Pre Intermediate Spanish Course

Pre-Intermediate Spanish Lesson 57: Spanish future tense Will in Spanish (Part 2)

In this lesson we are going to learn more about the Spanish future grammar tense that corresponds with Will in English. In the previous Spanish lesson we looked at how to conjugate the verb endings for the regular Spanish verbs and in this next Spanish lesson in the series we will see irregular Spanish verbs connected with Will in Spanish, such as Querer (to want), Saber (to know) and Salir (to leave). Irregular Spanish verbs are those Spanish verbs which unfortunately do not follow the same regular rules as the majority of the verbs in a specific grammar tense. They pop up in all Spanish grammar tenses and are a little bit of a nuisance at first for the Spanish student who has painstakingly memorised off by heart all of the key Spanish grammar rules that apply to the regular Spanish verbs in each tense. However, with a bit of patience and practice you will find that really there are not so many irregular verbs and they are not so difficult to remember. In this course we have already seen the Spanish future grammar tense that corresponds with Going to in English and is constructed with Ir + a + verb. Both Spanish grammar tenses are used to speak about future plans in Spanish and both translate well to their equivalent uses in English, so they are quite straightforward to use.

Lesson notes:

Irregulars that remove the vowel “e”:
Caber: cabr-: cabrá: it will fit
Haber: Habr-: habrá: there will be
Poder: podr-: podrá: he/she will be able
Querer: querr-: querrá: he/she will want
Saber: sabr-: sabrá: he/she will know

Irregulars that remove the “e” and add a “d”:
Poner : pondr-: pondrá: he/she will put
Tener: tendr-: tendrá: he/she/it will have
Valer: valdr-: valdrá: it will cost
Venir: vendr-: vendrá: he/she will come
Salir. saldr-: saldrá: he/she will leave

Others:
Decir: dir-: dirá: he/she will say
Hacer: har. hará: he/she will do

Activity:

Translate the following…

I will have
We will want
They will fit
You will leave (group/informal)
You will do (one person/ formal)

Here are some possible answers to the last activity:

Correremos
Beberán
Iré
Comprenderás / Entenderás
Vivirá

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