Immediate Future in Portuguese

Construction of Immediate Future in Portuguese: Verbo ir (to go) + infinitivo do verbo principal (infinitive of the main verb): Eu vou falar, você vai ler, ele/ela vai fazer, nós vamos escrever, vocês vão partir, eles/elas vão sair.

What’s up galera? Today, we are going to talk about the use of forseeable future in portuguese. Let’s understand how to use this verb form, and also practice with a exercise by the end!

Formation for Near Future in Portuguese

In Portuguese, the immediate future tense (futuro imediato) is used to express actions or events that are going to happen very soon or in the near future. It is formed by using the verb “ir” (to go) in the present tense, followed by the infinitive form of the main verb.

Here is the basic structure of the immediate future tense in Portuguese:

Subject + ir (present tense) + infinitive verb

Although verb ir is always there, the infinitive verb can be any verb! It only depends on the objective of the phrase. Now check out how this structure would behave with each pronoun we got in Portuguese:

Verb Ir Main Verb Infinitive
Eu voufalar
Você vailer
Ele / ela vaifazer
Nós vamosescrever
Vocês vãopartir
Eles / elas vãosair

Note that the verb “ir” is conjugated according to the subject of the sentence, and the main verb remains in its infinitive form. The immediate future tense is often used when talking about plans, intentions, or actions that will take place in the immediate future.

It’s important to differentiate the immediate future tense from the regular future tense (futuro do indicativo) in Portuguese. The regular future tense is used to express actions or events that will happen in the future, but not necessarily in the immediate or near future.

Examples with Forseeable Future in Portuguese

Eu vou viajar no próximo fim de semana.
am going to travel next weekend.

Você vai fazer o trabalho para amanhã?
Are you going to do the work for tomorrow?

Ela vai ficar em casa no fim de semana.
She is going to stay at home on the weekend.

Nós não vamos beber chá. Vamos beber café.
We are not going to drink tea. We are going to drink coffee.

Vocês vão tomar uma cerveja na Lapa hoje?
Are you going to have some beer at Lapa Today?

Eles vão comprar um novo apartamento em Ipanema.
They are going to buy a new apartment in Ipanema.

Now it’s your turn!

Complete the sentences using the correct form of the immediate future in Portuguese:

  1. (falar) Eu _____________ com meu amigo.
  2. (tomar) Você _____________ café da manhã.
  3. (vender) Ela _____________ a casa.
  4. (ler) Nós não _____________ o jornal O Globo.
  5. (conhecer) Vocês _____________ o Rio de Janeiro no próximo ano.
  6. (trabalhar) Eles _____________ na Rio & Learn.
  7. (comprar) O que você _____________ na próxima viagem ao Rio?
  8. (fazer) Meu filho _____________ uma prova muito difícil amanhã.
  9. (estudar) Nós _____________ Português na Rio & Learn.
  10. (conversar) Eu _____________ com ela quando elas se acalmar.

And you? What are you going to do after today’s Dica? Now we know how to use immediate future in Portuguese. Let’s use it!

See you soon!
Hugs and kisses from Rio de Janeiro!

Click in the links below to see more related Dicas
Portuguese Future Tense
Presente Tense of Ir in Portuguese
Present as Future in Portuguese


  1. vou falar
  2. vai tomar
  3. vai vender
  4. vamos ler
  5. vão conhecer
  6. vão trabalhar
  7. vai comprar
  8. vai fazer
  9. vamos estudar
  10. vou conversar

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