The near future tense
The construction of the near future tense: Present of ir (to go) ir, presente + a + infinitive
Voy a cocinar una paella.
I'm going to cook a paella.
Vas a comprar un libro.
You're going to buy a book.
Van a jugar un partido.
They're going to play a match.
The near future is used to express:
- Actions or events that are about to happen:
El avión va a despegar en 5 minutos.
The plane is going to take off in five minutes.
Tengo hambre, voy a comer.
I'm hungry, I'm going to eat.
- Future actions or events:
El próximo año vamos a vivir a México.
Next year we're going to live in Mexico.
¿Vas a venir a cenar el sábado?
Are you going to come to dinner on Saturday?
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