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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (forthcoming)
a. future
Discutiremos los detalles del acuerdo en una fecha futura.We'll discuss the details of the contract at some future date.
b. to-be (bride, husband, father, etc.)
Manuela es mi futura esposa.Manuela is my bride-to-be.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (time after the present)
a. future
En el futuro, espero que se encuentre una solución eficaz al problema de la contaminación en la ciudad.In the future, I hope they find an effective solution to the problem of pollution in the city.
3. (outlook)
a. prospects
El nuevo empleo de mi hijo no está muy bien pagado, pero tiene mucho futuro para progresar.My son's new job doesn't pay very well, but it has good prospects for advancement.
4. (grammar)
a. future
El futuro se expresa en español con una flexión verbal o usando "ir" como auxiliar.The future is expressed in Spanish with a verb inflection or by using "ir" as an auxiliary.
b. future tense
Estamos aprendiendo a construir el futuro en clase de inglés.We're learning how to form the future tense in English class.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. future husband (masculine)
¿Ya conoces al futuro de Sandra?Have you met Sandra's future husband yet?
b. future wife (feminine)
¿No me presentas a tu futura?Aren't you going to introduce me to your future wife?
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (finance)
a. futures
A pesar de la turbulencia a corto plazo, los futuros siguen estables.Despite short term turbulence, futures remain stable.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. future
futura madreexpectant mother
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (porvenir)
a. future
en el futuro,…in future,…
sin futurowith no future, without prospects
3. (finance)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
4. (grammar)
a. future
futuro perfectofuture perfect
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futuroa futura
futura madre mother-to-be; los equipos más futuros son A y B the teams with the best prospects are A and B
1 future
en el futuro in (the) future
en lo futuro en un futuro some time in the future
en un futuro próximo in the near future; el futuro se presenta muy oscuro the future looks bleak; a futuro (Chile) in the future
se piensa que a futuro las situaciones más conflictivas podrían tener que ver... ventas a futuro afirmó que el directorio de la Corporación del Cobre es civilmente responsable de las pérdidas sufridas por esa empresa a raíz de operaciones especulativas en el mercado de ventas a futuro
2 (Lingüística) future (tense)
3 futuros (Com) futures
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