Immediate future with pronouns and reflexives

Object pronouns

Object pronouns in Spanish go before the verb, eg lo hago (I do it). When using object pronouns with the immediate future tense, they can either go before the present tense of ir, eg lo voy a hacer (I am going to do it) or they can be added to the infinitive, eg voy a hacerlo.

For example:

  • Les voy a escribir/voy a escribirles (I am going to write to them)
  • Daniel me va a invitar a la fiesta/Daniel va a invitarme a la fiesta (Daniel is going to invite me to the party)
Question

Replace the nouns in bold with the object pronoun.

  1. Mi hermano va a comprar el móvil (lo).
  2. Voy a mandar un email a mi amigo (le).
  3. Vamos a beber la limonada (la).
  4. Mi amigo va a hacer las maletas (las).
  1. Mi hermano lo va a comprar/mi hermano va a comprarlo (My brother is going to buy it).
  2. Le voy a mandar un email/voy a mandarle un email (I am going to send him an email).
  3. La vamos a beber/vamos a beberla (We are going to drink it).
  4. Mi amigo las va a hacer/mi amigo va a hacerlas (My friend is going to do them).

Reflexive verbs

All reflexive verbs have the reflexive pronoun -se at the end of the infinitive, eg despertarse (to wake up). For the immediate future, use the reflexive pronouns (me, te, se, nos, os, se) with the correct person of the verb (ie who is doing the action). For example:

  • Voy a levantarme temprano (I am going to get up early).
  • Mi hermano va a ducharse primero (My brother is going to shower first).
  • Vamos a casarnos en el futuro (We are going to get married in the future).
Question

Add the correct reflexive pronoun to the infinitives.

  1. ¿Vosotros vais a vestir_____?
  2. Mis padres van a enfadar_____ conmigo.
  3. Nico, ¿vas a acostar_____ ahora?
  4. Voy a cepillar_____ los dientes.
  1. ¿Vosotros vais a vestiros? (Are you going to get dressed?)
  2. Mis padres van a enfadarse conmigo (My parents are going to get angry with me).
  3. Nico, ¿vas a acostarte ahora? (Nico, are you going to go to bed now?)
  4. Voy a cepillarme los dientes (I'm going to brush my teeth).