Future Perfect in Portuguese

Ejemplo del futuro compuesto en portugués.

Hello everybody! Today we will be learning the equivalent to the Future Perfect in Portuguese, also called “Futuro do Presente Composto do Indicativo”. This is the future version of another Dica we had, about the Present Perfect.

The “Futuro do Presente Composto do Indicativo” is a verb tense used to describe a situation that is expected, or planned, to happen before a specific moment in the future. It is a grammatical combination of a future timescale and the perfect tense (a grammatical aspect that indicates a completed event).

This verb tense is a composition, formed by the combination of an auxiliary verb and the main verb. The auxiliary verb “ter” is conjugated in the future perfect and the main verb appears in the participle.

But first let’s remind ourselves, what is a participle?

Regular Participle

1.ª conjugação (-ar): root of the verb + -ado
2.ª conjugação (-er): root of the verb + -ido
3.ª conjugação (-ir): root of the verb + -ido

Irregular Verbs in the Participle

abrir aberto
cobrir coberto
dizer dito
escrever escrito
fazer feito
pôr posto
ver visto
vir vindo


Now, we just need to put the verb “ter” (in the future perfect simple) together with the main verb in the participle:

The Structure of Future Perfect

Pronoun Auxiliary Verb Participle
Eu terei participle from the main verb
Tu terás participle from the main verb
Ele terá participle from the main verb
Nós teremos participle from the main verb
Vós tereis participle from the main verb
Eles terão participle from the main verb


Do you think you got it? How about we see some great examples?

Quando você chegar, ele já terá terminado o livro.  When you get here, he will have already finished with the book.
Daqui a uma semana eu já terei finalizado o projeto. A week from now, I will have finished the project.
Com certeza, eles ainda não terão concluído este trabalho amanhã. For sure, they still won’t have finished this job tomorrow.
Elas não terão saído no Carnaval. They won’t have gone out during Carnival.
Será que ela terá feito a palestra em dois meses? Do you think she will have done the lecture within two months?


Future Perfect: Exercises

Let’s complete the blanks with the proper use of the “Futuro do Presente Composto do Indicativo” :

  • Amanhã quando você chegar, ele com certeza já ______________________ (ir) para Nova Iorque.
  • Daqui a cinco dias, ela ______________________ (fazer) todos os exercícios.
  • Ana ______________________ (viajar) por todo o mundo quando completar 80 anos.
  • José ______________________ (comer) toda a panela de brigadeiro quando você chegar em casa!
  • As crianças ______________________ (correr) por toda a vizinhança quando o caminhão do sorvete passar.
  • O professor ______________________ (corrigir) todas as provas quando o verão acabar.
  • A galinha ______________________ (pôr) o ovo pela manhã quando eu for vê-la.
  • Eu ______________________ (ver) todas as temporadas desta série quando voltar para a escola.


How do you feel? This was the Future Perfect in Portuguese. I am sure you did great in this class!

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Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Present Perfect in English

Compound Future Time Clause
Portuguese Pluperfect



  • Amanhã quando você chegar, ele com certeza já terá ido para Nova Iorque.
  • Daqui a cinco dias, ela terá feito todos os exercícios.
  • Ana terá viajado por todo o mundo quando completar 80 anos.
  • José terá comido toda a panela de brigadeiro quando você chegar em casa!
  • As crianças terão corrido por toda a vizinhança quando o caminhão do sorvete passar.
  • O professor terá corrigido todas as provas quando o verão acabar.
  • A galinha terá posto o ovo pela manhã quando eu for vê-la.
  • Eu terei visto todas as temporadas desta série quando voltar para a escola.

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