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This lesson is part of the Intermediate Spanish Course
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In this Spanish lesson we are going to learn more about the Spanish Future Perfect grammar tense El futuro perfecto. This is the final lesson in a series of three Spanish video lessons on the topic. The Spanish Future Perfect tense is used to describe what will have happened in the future by a certain time or before another action occurs. All of the Perfect Spanish grammar tenses, including the Future Perfect, are formed by combining the auxiliary verb Haber with a past participle. With the Spanish Future Perfect, Haber is conjugated in the future tense. Most Spanish past participles end in -ado or -ido, but be aware that there are some irregular past participles. Be aware also that the past participle never changes form with perfect tenses. In this Spanish lesson we will look at the different uses of the Spanish Future Perfect with example sentences. In the previous two Spanish lessons in this series we looked at how to use El futuro perfecto with regular Spanish past participles ending in -ado or -ido and how to use it with irregular Spanish past participles such as Abierto (opened), Hecho (done) and Escrito (written). If you haven’t seen those two videos already I recommend that you watch them now before seeing this new video in the series and once you are completely clear on everything about the Spanish Future Perfect the next step is to get practising with as much conversation and practice written sentences as possible. At this stage you should also be starting to read books in Spanish, listen to Spanish radio and watch some Spanish TV. It won’t be easy at first, but it is important to read and hear how Spanish people really use the language and to get a feel for the culture. You will find some good Spanish TV programmes to watch here on my website.

Lesson notes:

To discuss a future action that will be finished at a specific time in the future:
Mañana a las cinco habré llegado: By five o´clock tomorrow I will have arrived.
Después de esta semana habré estudiado suficiente: After this week I will have studied enough.
To speculate about a moment in the past:
(Probablemente) habrá salido tarde: Probably she has left late.
(Probablemente) habrá estado en el bar: Probably he has been in the pub.
(Probablemente) habrán visto ya esta película: Probably they have seen this film already.

Activity:

Translate the following…

I will have finished by tomorrow afternoon.
Probably he has eaten at work.
Probably they have been in the park.
We will have walked 10 kilometres by one o´clock.

Here are the answers to the last activity:

Habrán roto
Habré visto
Habrá abierto
Habrá hecho
Habremos cubierto

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