updated MAR 11, 2010
posted by lutz1313
That would be the informal future tense.
Some form of the verb- IR (to go) followed by a, followed by some infinitive verb form.
Ir plus A is litterally "going to".
Voy a leer. I am going to read.
Vas a comer. You are going to eat.
Va a nacer hoy. He is going to be born today.
Vamos a tomar café. We are going to drink coffee. (Or...LETS drink coffee)
Van a escuchar. they are going to listen.
updated MAR 12, 2010
edited by Goyo
posted by Goyo
Mostlly correct. This is not the present progressive. Present progressive indicates ongoing action: Estoy leyendo. I'm reading. - tennismom, MAR 11, 2010
Oh darn! It's the informal future. Thanks for your correction! At least i got the Spanish grammar right! :) - Goyo, MAR 11, 2010