The Near Future in Spanish

The Near Future in Spanish

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The Near Future in Spanish is formed by the present tense of the verb IR + a followed by a verb in the infinitive.
Voy a   = I am going to …
Voy a comer –  I am going to eat

¿Dónde vas a comer?  –  Where are you going to eat?
Voy a comer en casa    –  I am going to eat at home

Voy a + an infinitive verb is a clear way of saying what you are going to do one day.
E.g:
Voy a salvar el bosque – I am going to save the forest

Add NO at the beginning to say what you are NOT going to do.
E.g.
No voy a comer higos  – I am not going to eat figs

This practice uses verbs in the Near Future to talk about holidays in quiet, unsophisticated, natural places.  The island in the video is Little Cay, just off the coast of Utila, Honduras.

Verb List in the 1st person

Voy a dormir             – I am going to sleep
Voy a encontrar      – I am going to find
Voy a poder               – I am going to be able to
Voy a jugar                 – I am going to play
Voy a enviar              – I am going to send
Voy a hablar              – I am going to talk
Voy respetar             – I am going to respect
Voy a apreciar          – I am going to appreciate
Voy a proteger        – I am going to protect
Voy a leer                   – I am going to read
Voy a bucear            – I am going to dive/snorkell
Voy a descansar     – I am going to rest
Voy a pescar             – I am going to fish
Voy a observar       – I am going to watch/observe
Voy a dar                    – I am going to give
Voy a evitar              – I am going to avoid
Voy a mirar               – I am going to look
Voy a tener               – I am going to have
Voy a visitar             – I am going to visit
Voy a buscar            – I am going to look for
Voy a escuchar       – I am going to listen to
Voy a viajar              – I am going to travel
Voy a gozar de        – I am going to enjoy
Voy a disfrutar de – I am going to enjoy

Present Tense of IR
Voy, Vas, Va, Vamos, Vais, Van

Video Clip

Printable  Translation Worksheet linked to the video

Online Quiz

This quiz is also available on its own separate page here:
Online Quiz

#1. One day I am going to go on holiday to a peaceful place.

#2. I won't look for a luxurious place.

#3. I am going to find a place without internet or social activities.

#4. I am not going to have mobile signal. I am not going to have internet.

#5. I am not going to be able to send messages to my friends.

#6. I am not going to be able to enjoy my video games.

#7. I am going to listen to the silence.

#8. I am going to enjoy nature.

#9. I am not going to be frightened when there is no electricity.

#10. I am going to respect nature and have a rest.

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