Ir: To Go

 

Yo voy  I go
vas  You go
El/Ella/Usted va  He/She/You (formal) go(es)
Nosotros/as vamos  We go
Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes van  They go

Like in English, in Spanish, we say, “I’m going to…” So the verb “ir” will always have the preposition “a” (to) after it.

Yo voy a mi casa.                                          I’m going to my house.
El va al (al = a + el) supermercado.        He’s going to the supermarket.

In a question, the “a” needs to be at the beginning of the sentence:

¿A dónde vas?                       (To) Where are you going?
Voy al restaurant.                 I’m going to the restaurant.

Future tense with “ir”

Also like in English, we can use “ir” for the future tense, to say, “I’m going to do something.”

Ir + a + infinitive verb

Yo voy a estudiar.                                             I am going to study.
vas a estudiar.                                              You are going to study.
El/Ella/Usted va a estudiar.                           He/She/You is/are going to study.
Nosotros/Nosotras vamos a estudiar.        We are going to study.
Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes van a estudiar.             They are going to study.

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Examples:

¿Qué vas a hacer mas tarde?    What are you going to do later?
¿A dónde vas a ir?                       Where are you going?
¿Quién va a venir a la fiesta?    Who is coming to the party?
Voy a mirar una pelicula.          I am going to watch a movie.

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