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Future Tense in Portuguese

In Portuguese, as in English, the Future tense is normally used to refer to actions that haven’t yet taken place. 

In what follows, I will walk you through the Portuguese equivalents of a few variations of the English future tense (I will lay them out according to English grammar terminology). Read on.

Here are a couple of analogous reads about the Portuguese Present and Past tenses:
Portuguese Past Tenses – Usage Rundown Anchored to English
Portuguese Present Tenses – Usage Rundown Anchored to English

Conjugation

I’m using the verb pensar (think) for the usage examples below. Here’s what it looks like when conjugated in the Portuguese Future Simple tense (Futuro):

Pensar | Future Simple
Futuro
Eupensarei
Tupensarás
Ele, elapensará
Nóspensaremos
Vocês
Eles, elas
pensarão

It is worth noticing that the Portuguese equivalent of the Future Simple tense has a conjugation pattern that encompasses almost all verbs (three exceptions only). In the table above, you will see all regular endings bolded out. 

To conjugate the Portuguese Future Simple tense, take the infinitive form of any verb (that will make the stem) and add those endings to it. It’s as simple as that.

Here are the three exceptions I’ve mentioned above (the endings are the same but the stem doesn’t correspond to the infinitive form):

Fazer DizerTrazer
Eufareidireitrarei
Tufarásdirástrarás
Ele, elafarádirátrará
Nósfaremosdiremostraremos
Vocês
Eles, elas
farãodirãotrarão

Future Simple

Here’s an example with the Portuguese Future Simple tense (Futuro)

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