Informal Future in Spanish
In Spanish, there are two ways to express the future. One is the simple future tense, and the other, more basic form, is the informal future. The informal future is used mostly in spoken Spanish to express future actions.
|Simple Future||Informal Future|
|I will study a lot tomorrow.||I am going to study a lot tomorrow.|
Informal Future Forms
The informal future is formed by the verb ir conjugated in the present indicative, the preposition a, and the infinitive of the action to be performed. The loose translation would be that someone is going to ___.
ir + a + infinitive
Note that the personal pronouns are included in these examples to aid in the conjugations of the verb ir; however, they are typically not used in common speech or writing.