Conjugate ir + a + infinitive = to be going to (near future)

El Futuro Próximo expresses an action in the immediate future in almost the same way we use going to + infinitive in English:

ir (el Presente) + a + infinitive

Look at these sentences:

Yo voy a coger el tren en una hora.
I am going to catch the train in an hour.

Tú vas a ir de vacaciones el viernes.
You are going to go on holiday on Friday.

Ella va a cambiar de trabajo la semana que viene.
She's going to change jobs next week.

Nosotros vamos a ir al cine esta tarde.
We are going to go to the movies this afternoon.

¿Vosotros vais a jugar al tenis el próximo sábado?
Are you going to play tennis next Saturday?

Ellas van a visitar el museo mañana.
They are going to visit the museum tomorrow.

 NB: Always include the 'a'.

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Nosotros vamos a ir al cine esta tarde.
We are going to go to the movies this afternoon.


Yo voy a coger el tren en una hora.
I am going to catch the train in an hour.


¿Vosotros vais a jugar al tenis el próximo sábado?
Are you going to play tennis next Saturday?


Tú vas a ir de vacaciones el viernes.
You are going to go on holiday on Friday.


Ellas van a visitar el museo mañana.
They are going to visit the museum tomorrow.


Ella va a cambiar de trabajo la semana que viene.
She's going to change jobs next week.


Q&A

William

Kwiziq community member

26 April 2019

1 reply

Future tense in Spanish

I am not trying to be awkward but "Nosotras vamos a salir de copas el viernes próximo" is more or less the same as “Nosotras salimos de copas el viernes próximo” yet the second sentence was marked wrong.

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

27 April 2019

27/04/19

Hola William

Yes, it would be pretty much the same, but what we are testing in this question is conjugation of "El Futuro Próximo" (going to) as the hint is stating: "Conjugate "salir de" in El Futuro Próximo"

We can only accent "vamos a salir" in this case.

Un saludo

Inma

Catriona

Kwiziq community member

8 April 2018

1 reply

English Misleading

Are you going to Victor's party in Spanish would be Vas a la fiesta de Victor. Vas a ir a la fiesta de Victor in English would be Are you going to go to Victor's party.

Silvia

Kwiziq language super star

9 April 2018

9/04/18

¡Hola Catriona! To be honest, the sentence "Are you going to Victor's party?" can be used to refer to both present or future tenses in English, although this usage in order to relate to the future can be considered as more informal. Therefore, I am going to correct the statement and put the whole form of the near  future so that there is any more confusion. Thanks for your comment! Silvia.
Clever stuff underway!