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Learn elegir conjugation in Futuro

elegir means: to choose, to elect, to vote
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In this conjugation lesson we will learn how to inflect the verb elegir in the Futuro tense of the Indicativo mood. It means we will see step by step how to create and translate forms of each grammatical person.

This lesson is specifically about the elegir conjugation. For a general overview of Simple Tenses conjugation see the Simple Tenses Conjugation Chart.

We also have a Video Presentation on how to conjugate verbs in Futuro. It’s embedded below, but using the above link you can get additional information on conjugation in this tense and explanation of special cases and exceptions.

How to translate Futuro to English

Note that the English phrases provided below next to each conjugation are not direct translations from Spanish to English. They are usually the closest general equivalents. The example differences are:
  • In Spanish conjugation, there is the form usted in the third person singular. But this person does not translate to the English third person singular. It translates to the so called formal you and uses the inflected form which is most often represented as he/she/it in English conjugation charts.
  • Similar situation happens in the third person plural, where ustedes translates to the English plural formal you but uses the form which corresponds to the they form in English.
  • Tenses are used differently in Spanish and English, so the actual translation should always take into account the context and focus on translating the meaning, not just words.
  • In both languages each verb may have multiple meanings and not every meaning translates directly to the other language. Here also, the context and focusing on the particular meaning helps to create the most accurate translation.


Note the timeline

The ability to correctly locate the desired position on the timeline is a crucial skill for proper use of tenses. So note the timeline in our lessons and visualize it while listening, speaking, reading or writing. After a bit practice you will be able to select the right tense to use much easier.timeline futuro how to conjugate spanish verbs

Step by step instructions

Futuro belongs to the simple tenses group, which means that all of its inflected forms are one word long. There are also compound (compuesto) tenses in Spanish language, where each conjugated form consists of two words.The verb elegir has an entirely regular conjugation in the Futuro tense of the Indicativo mood. It means that this verb follows the basic rules for its group (-ir) without any exceptions or spelling corrections.
The basis for this conjugation is the infinitive of this verb, so it’s really simple to create, and only a few exceptions exist.Use the infinitive elegir in each person.
Next, add to the infinitive the endings specific to each person.
In this tense we use the exact same endings in each of the three conjugation groups -ar, -er, -ir. Analyze the image showing all six endings. Notice both the colors and shapes of the letters. They are arranged to help you find patterns and make it easier to remember these endings.
endings futuro how to conjugate spanish verbs
Add the regular ending for the first person singular to create elegiré:
  • yo elegiré – I will choose
Like in the previous case add the regular ending -ás for the second person singular to create elegirás:
  • tú elegirás – you will choose
As before add the regular ending for the third person singular to create elegirá:
  • él elegirá – he will choose
  • ella elegirá – she will choose
  • usted elegirá – (formal) you will choose
And add the regular ending -emos for the first person plural to create elegiremos:
  • nosotros elegiremos – we will choose
  • nosotras elegiremos – (feminine) we will choose
And similarly add the regular ending -éis for the second person plural to create elegiréis:
  • vosotros elegiréis – (plural) you will choose
  • vosotras elegiréis – (feminine, plural) you will choose
Once more add the regular ending -án for the third person plural to create elegirán:
  • ellos elegirán – they will choose
  • ellas elegirán – (feminine) they will choose
  • ustedes elegirán – (formal, plural) you will choose

That’s it! The conjugation is now complete. That’s the final result:

yoelegiréI will choose
elegirásyou will choose
él/ella/ustedelegiráhe/she/it will choose
nosotros/nosotraselegiremoswe will choose
vosotros/vosotraselegiréisyou will choose
ellos/ellas/ustedeselegiránthey will choose
Click to see all conjugation charts of elegir in every tense

But do not end your session yet – it is very important to repeat and practice the material in order to remember it. Check below for next steps.

Next Steps to Perfection

  • To practice this conjugation and test your skills check this Conjugation Exercise or the Memory Game
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  • For exercises and examples related to elegir visit our Exercise section
  • To see conjugation charts in all tenses for elegir visit the Conjugator
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