The future subjunctive is used to talk about future actions that are not completely sure to happen. Such as,
As soon as I get off work, I’ll call you.
When I get to the beach, we’ll go surfing.
If you talk to Raquel, tell her I’m at home.
In portuguese these become,
The conjugation for the singular forms is easy – it’s just the infinitive form of the verb:
Me liga quando você chegar.
Se eu chegar atrasado, te aviso.
Assim que ela chegar nós podemos jantar.
Watch out for the irregular verbs! IR is one of the most common example if this:
If, when and as soon as often trigger this tense. Ask yourself: am I talking about action in the future? If your'e saying if, when or as soon as -- use the future subjunctive.
For regular verbs only the plural forms change from the infinitive.
|if I arrive||se eu chegar|
|if he arrives||se ele chegar|
|if we arrive||se nós chegar||mos|
|if they arrive||se eles chegar||em|
|if I lose||se eu perder|
|If he loses||se ele perder|
|If we lose||se nós perder||mos|
|If they lose||se eles perder||em|