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Learn matar conjugation in Futuro

matar means: to kill, to blow away, to butcher, to cut down, to slaughter, to slay, to swat
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In this conjugation lesson we will learn how to conjugate the verb matar 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 matar conjugation. For a general overview of Simple Tenses conjugation check 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 as well as explanation of exceptions and special cases.

How to translate Futuro to English

Notice that the phrases in English 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 accurately locate the desired position on the timeline is an important skill for the right use of tenses. So pay attention to the timeline in our lessons and visualize it while listening, speaking, reading or writing. After some practice you’ll 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 inflected form consists of two words.The verb matar has an entirely regular conjugation in the Futuro tense of the Indicativo mood. It means that this verb just follows the basic rules for its group (-ar) without any exceptions, spelling corrections and the like.
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 matar 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. Check out the image showing all the endings. Note the colors and shapes of the letters. It should 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 mataré:
  • yo mataré – I will kill
And add the regular ending -ás for the second person singular to create matarás:
  • tú matarás – you will kill
Once more add the regular ending for the third person singular to create matará:
  • él matará – he will kill
  • ella matará – she will kill
  • usted matará – (formal) you will kill
Similarly add the regular ending -emos for the first person plural to create mataremos:
  • nosotros mataremos – we will kill
  • nosotras mataremos – (feminine) we will kill
As before add the regular ending -éis for the second person plural to create mataréis:
  • vosotros mataréis – (plural) you will kill
  • vosotras mataréis – (feminine, plural) you will kill
And again add the regular ending -án for the third person plural to create matarán:
  • ellos matarán – they will kill
  • ellas matarán – (feminine) they will kill
  • ustedes matarán – (formal, plural) you will kill

¡Ya está! The conjugation is now complete. Put together, the conjugation chart looks like this:

yomataréI will kill
matarásyou will kill
él/ella/ustedmataráhe/she/it will kill
nosotros/nosotrasmataremoswe will kill
vosotros/vosotrasmataréisyou will kill
ellos/ellas/ustedesmataránthey will kill
Click to see all conjugation charts of matar 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 some links.

Next Steps to Perfection

  • To practice this conjugation and test your skills check this Conjugation Exercise or the Memory Game
  • To see other conjugation lessons for this verb choose another tense:  
  • For exercises and examples related to matar visit our Exercise section
  • To see conjugation charts in all tenses for matar visit the Conjugator
  • To explore other learning materials visit the Study section


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