Italian Lesson of the Week 1/23/14
Parliamo del futuro!
Being comfortable with the present tense has tremendous advantages for conversational confidence—as you already have seen, you can use the present tense to talk about the following:
Things that are happening right now:
We are writing = scriviamo
Things that happen in general:
We write = scriviamo
Now you will see that you can also use the present tense to talk about almost anything in the future, all you need to do is throw in a “future expression.” You already know some:
• domani sera • più tardi
• Andiamo al cinema domani
• Fa il lavoro più tardi
• Finiscono il progetto domani sera
There is a future tense to learn (scriverò = I will write; scriveremo = we will write), but for now you can just use the present tense followed by a future expression to talk about things in the future.
Translate the following:
- You (voi) are going to Napoli next week: