future tense?

GarryA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

future tense?

How does "could" translate from "Dónde estará esa chica?" Isn't that future tense?  Would "¿Dónde podría estar esa chica?" be more correct?


Asked 2 weeks ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Garry

The simple future tense is used in Spanish sometimes to speculate about the present. This sentence is reflecting that. Here is a lesson that talks about this. Have a look here.

Saludos

Inma

AlanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

In English we also use the simple future tense to speculate about the present. E.g "Where's uncle Fred? Oh, I guess he'll (he will) be playing golf now."

future tense?

How does "could" translate from "Dónde estará esa chica?" Isn't that future tense?  Would "¿Dónde podría estar esa chica?" be more correct?


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