How to Conjugate Spanish Verbs in the Future Present Tense

In today’s Spanish lesson, I will teach you the Future Perfect tense. This tense is also known as the Future Present Perfect. I decided to write this lesson after a reader emailed and me and asked “Anna, how do you say ‘will have’ in Spanish. I want to know how to say things like: I will have eaten before you arrive.”

In the same way that “will have” is used in in English, in Spanish the Future Perfect Tense is used to express actions that will take place in the future before another action.

Before I give you a few examples, I should warn you that this is an advanced topic in Spanish grammar. You will find this topic in the top Spanish grammar books, but I don’t know of any self-study Spanish course on the market that covers this topic. So you may want to pay close attention since there
are limited materials that teach this topic.

Let’s take a look at some examples:

Antes de que partamos, habré hecho mi equipaje.
(Before we leave, I will have done my luggage.)

By the way, I hope that you noticed that in Spanish you cannot only “empacar” (pack) your luggage. You can also “hacer” your luggage which means to “do” or “make” your luggage in Spanish. That’s why I used the verb “hacer” in Spanish in this instance.

Luego de tres años, habrá recorrido Europa.
After three years, he will have traveled through Europe.

Para cuando llegues, habré cocinado la cena.
By the time you arrive, I will have cooked dinner.

Habrás leído todo el material para fin del año.
You will have read all the material by the end of the year.

Antes de que estrenen la película, habremos leído el libro.
Before they premiere the movie, we will have read the book.

This concludes today’s lesson on how to conjugate Spanish verbs in Future Present Perfect tense.