Present as Future in Portuguese

Present as future in Portuguese. Na próxima semana, visitamos o Forte do Leme. Present as future.

What’s up everyone?
Well, in our Video Dica today, we are going to talk about Present as Future in Portuguese. What does it mean? Verbs that we can write in the present, but they imply the action takes place in the future. We are going to understand this with some examples. I’ll explain here why, many times in the Portuguese language, verbs that are in the present give an idea of future. In this first example, all the verbs are in the future. Check this out!

Examples in the Future

Amanhã, vou falar com você sobre o exercício.
Tomorrow, I am going to talk to you about the exercise.

Semana que vem, vou viajar para Sampa (São Paulo).
Next week, I am going to travel to Sampa. 

No Carnaval, eles vão estar no Rio de Janeiro.
During Carnival, they are going to be in Rio de Janeiro.

Nós não vamos mais viajar amanhã.
We are not going to travel tomorrow anymore. 

So, we can observe here that all the verbs are in the immediate future: I am going to talk, I am going to travel, they are going to be and we are going to travel. Now, I am going to use the same examples with the verbs in the present, but the idea is still the same, it’s future too. Check this out:

Examples in the Present as Future in Portuguese

Amanhã falo com você sobre o exercício.
Tomorrow, I talk to you about the exercise.

Na semana que vem eu viajo para Sampa. (São Paulo).
Next week I travel to Sampa (São Paulo)

No Carnaval eles estão no Rio.
During Carnival, they are in Rio.

Bom, estamos em Outubro, Carnaval é em Fevereiro.
Well, we are in October, Carnival is in February

Nós não viajamos mais amanhã.
We won’t travel tomorrow anymore.


Moisés, how do I know that this present tense has the same meaning as the future tense? Well, we can tell that by the use of future expressions like tomorrow, next week, in carnival and is in February. So, observe here that the verbs are  in the present, like I talk, I travel, they are and they travel, but they give the idea of a future action, because of the future expressions we listed before.

Well, so that’s it! very simple! We’ll finish here. Big hug for all of you and we’ll see each other in our next Video Dica.

See you then!

Bye, bye!

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Verbs ending in -AR in the present
Immediate Future
Futuro simples
Futuro simples irregular