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Old June 19, 2009, 07:07 AM
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Otra Pregunta del Tiempo (this time, future tense)

Que es preforido:

Usar "voy + (infinitive verb)

O

Usar Futuro tiempo?

Por ejemplo:
Voy tomar la medicina.
I am going to take the medicine.

Tomaré la medicina.
I will take the medicine.

They express ideas that are extremely similar; is one or the other preferred in Spanish?

Edit: I changed the direct object of the sentence; not sure if "tomar la bolsa" really works.

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Old June 19, 2009, 08:43 AM
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Que es preforido:

Usar "voy + (infinitive verb)

O

Usar Futuro tiempo?

Por ejemplo:
Voy tomar la medicina.
I am going to take the medicine.

Tomaré la medicina.
I will take the medicine.

They express ideas that are extremely similar; is one or the other preferred in Spanish?

Edit: I changed the direct object of the sentence; not sure if "tomar la bolsa" really works.
You're right:
Voy a tomar la medicina ahora.
Tomaré la medicina más tarde.

I don't know what "tomar la bolsa" means. take a handbag?
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Old June 19, 2009, 03:10 PM
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You're right:
Voy a tomar la medicina ahora.
Tomaré la medicina más tarde.

I don't know what "tomar la bolsa" means. take a handbag?
i think la bolsa is handbag/bag. I think tomar la bolsa might mean take a handbag.


and yep, satchrocks, you're right :P
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Similar to what irmamar pointed out:

 Method  Example  Use  Formality 
 voy a + infinitive  Voy a caminar.  more immediate future  more informal 
 future tense  Caminaré.  more distant future  more formal 

You should also make note of the fact that when we use the future tense in English for the near future, that is often best expressed with the simple present tense in Spanish.

I'll pick you up at 3pm.
Voy por tí a las 3 de la tarde.


It is important for native Spanish speakers to remember this as well, when speaking English.
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