The Future Tense in Italian – How to Form and to Use It

Dove andrete domani? Andremo in centro. (Where are you going tomorrow? We are going downtown.)

The verb used in this sentence is andare.
It is conjugated in the future tense.


In Italian the future is a simple tense, you do not need an auxiliary as in English (will-shall).
To form the regular futuro semplice add to the stem of the verbs the appropriate endings.


How to use the future

In Italian The FUTURO SEMPLICE is used in different situations:

Azione in un tempo futuro

Indicating an action that takes place in a future time

  • Domani alle cinque incontrerò Giulia ( I will meet Giulia tomorrow at five)

Previsioni: (forecasting)

Es.:
Domani ci sarà il sole. (It will be sunny tomorrow.)
Secondo me, domani tornerà il bel tempo! (I think that tomorrow the weather will be nice again!)

Promesse: (making promises)

Es.:
Mamma, ti prometto che da domani studierò di più! (Mom, I promise you that I will study more tomorrow!)

Domani smetterò di fumare. Prometto! (Tomorrow I’ll quit smoking. I promise!)

Programmi/PROGETTI: (making plans)

Es.:
L’estate prossima andremo in vacanza in montagna. (Next summer we will go on holiday to the mountains.)
L’anno prossimo farò un viaggio negli Stati Uniti! (Next year I’ll travel to the States!)

Supposizioni / dubbi: (probable fact)

Es.:
 Che ora sarà? (What time can it be?)
 Saranno le quattro. (It is probably four o’clock.)
Quanti anni avrà Luigi? (How old can Louis be?)
Avrà ventitré anni. (He is probably twenty-three.)


Forming the Future Tense

Italian uses only one word to express the future, while English uses two words: will or shall + the infinitive of a verb.

 Regular Verbs Ending in
-are – ere – ire

The future tense regular verbs are formed by changing the infinitive ending –are ereire to obtain the root for the future tense.

future regular verbs

 Irregular Verbs

future irregular verbs
future irregular verbs
future irregular verbs
future irregular verbs
future irregular verbs
future irregular verbs

ITALIAN FUTURE
vs
ENGLISH FUTURE

future italian vs future english


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