Spanish Grammar: The Present Indicative Tense and Future Events

Spanish Grammar: The Present Indicative Tense and Future Events

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Spanish Grammar: The Present Indicative Tense and Future Events
la gramática española: el presente del indicativo y los eventos del futuro

  • Actions happening in the near/intended future.
  • Attribute current or potential actions to someone/thing.

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The present indicative tense in Spanish can also be used to talk about things that will happen in the near future. Often times a time reference used to help distinguish the time frame.

It’s important to remember that Spanish tenses are not exclusively time-oriented.

El avión sale a las ocho.
The plane leaves (will leave) at eight o’clock.

Yo salgo el lunes.
I’m leaving (I will leave) on Monday.

La clase comienza el sábado.
The class begins (will begin) on Saturday.

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¿Cuándo comemos?
When will we eat?

Comemos a las ocho.
We will eat at eight o’clock.

¿Cuándo lo haces?
When will you do it?

Lo hago mañana.
I’ll do it tomorrow.

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