Quick Answer

In Spanish, the future progressive tense, also called the future continuous tense, is used to talk about something that will be happening at some point in the future.


Mañana a esta hora estaremos aterrizando en Madrid.
Tomorrow at this time we'll be landing in Madrid.

How to Form the Future Progressive

The future progressive is formed using the verb estar(to be) in the future, plus a present participle.

Future Progressive Formula

estar in future + present participle

Let's review the conjugation of estar in the future and the formation of present participles!

Estar in the Future

I will be
you will be
él, ella, usted
he/she/you will be
we will be
you will be
ellos, ellas, ustedes
they will be; you will be

Forming Present Participles

Regular present participles are formed as follows:

Present Participle of -ar verb

verb stem + -ando

(Example: hablando)

Present Participle of -er or -ir verb

verb stem + -iendo

(Examples: escribiendo, comiendo)

Learn more about regular and irregular present participles here!

Examples of the future Progressive

Now that you know how to form the future progressive, check out these examples of the future progressive tense in Spanish.

El jueves a las cuatro estarán terminando su examen de inglés.
Thursday at four you'll be finishing your English test.
¡En una semana estaremos bailando como nunca! - ¡Sí! ¡El baile de graduación va a estar genial!
In a week we'll be dancing like never before! - Yeah! Prom is going to be awesome!
Estaréis saliendo de París el día que llego. -¡Qué lástima! Tal vez coincidamos la próxima vez que vengas.
You'll be leaving Paris the day I arrive. - What a shame! Maybe we can meet up the next time you come.

Feeling progressive? Check out our articles on these other progressive tenses in Spanish!

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