Future Tense Indicator

The future time indicators are associated with the contemplated aspect of the verbs and, therefore, are closely tied with future tense. This section presents some of the most common expressions indicating particular points/sections in the future. These time indicators are grouped according to how near or far they are in the future based on the Tagalog timeline.

Future within NGAYON (today)
mamaya
(later)
Mag-aaral ako mamaya.
I'm going to study later.
mamayang tanghali
(later today iat noon)
Kakain ako sa kapeterya mamayang tanghali.
I'm going to eat at the cafeteria at noon today.
mamayang hapon
(later today in the afternoon)
Magsisine ako mamayang hapon.
I'm going to the movies this afternoon.
mamayang gabi
(tonight)
Magbabasa ako mamayang gabi.
I'm going to read tonight.
mamaya-maya
(in a little while)
Darating na siya mamaya-maya
He'll be here in a little while.

 

 

Future within BUKAS (tomorrow)
bukas
(tomorrow)
Aalis ako bukas.
I'm leaving tomorrow.
bukas ng umaga
(tomorrow morning)
Darating siya bukas ng umaga.
She's arriving tomorrow morning.
bukas ng tanghali
(tomorrow at noon)
Magkikita kami bukas ng tanghali.
We're meeting at noon tomorrow.
bukas ng hapon
(tomorrow afternoon)
Tatawag siya bukas ng hapon.
He's going to call tomorrow afternoon.
bukas ng gabi
(tomorrow night)
Kakanta siya bukas ng gabi.
She is going to sing tomorrow night.

 

 

Future within SA MAKALAWA (day after tomorrow)
sa makalawa~sa susunod na araw
(the day after tomorrow)
Pupunta kami sa Laguna sa makalawa.
We are going to Laguna the day after tomorrow.
sa makalawa ng umaga
(in the morning of the day after tomorrow)
Aalis siya sa makalawa ng umaga.
He's leaving in the morning of the day after tomorrow.
sa makalawa ng tanghali
(at noon of the day after tomorrow)
Mag-uusap kami sa makalawa ng tanghali.
We're going to talk at noon of the day after tomorrow.
sa makalawa ng hapon
(in the afternoon of the other day)
Magsisine kami sa makalawa ng hapon.
We're watching a movie in the afternoon of the day after tomorrow..
sa makalawa ng gabi
(in the evening/at night the day after tomorrow)
Magdidisko kami sa makalawa ng gabi.
We're going to a disco/club the night after tomorrow.

 

 

More Distant Future - SA DARATING NA PANAHON (in the future)
sa hinaharap~
sa darating na panahon
(in the future)
Titira kami sa Banawe sa darating na panahon.
We are going to live in Banawe in the future.
sa + day
(on + day of the week)
Pupunta kami sa Cebu sa Sabado.
We are going to Cebu on Saturday.
sa susunod na linggo
(next week)
Magbabakasyon kami sa Boracay sa isang linggo.
We are spending our break in Boracay next week.
sa + month
(in + month of the year)
Bibisita ako sa lola ko sa Mayo.
I will visit with my grandmother in May.
sa susunod na buwan
(next month)
Dadalaw si Ana sa isang buwan.
Ana will be here for a visit next month.
sa + year
(in + specific year)
Mag-aaral ako sa unibersidad sa 2005.
I'm going to study at the university in 2005.
sa susunod na taon
(next year)
Magbibiyahe ako sa Mindanao sa isang taon.
I will travel to Mindanao next  year.
sa + season
(in + specific time of year)
Makikita ko ang mga kapatid ko sa pasko.
I'm going to see my brothers and sisters in Christmas.
Pupunta ako sa Iloilo sa tag-araw.
I'm going to Iloilo in the summer.