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I'm confused of how I'm supposed to use it. I often see sentences written in the present form but they are translated into a future sentence. Why?1 answer
Building the future in Italian is very easy but there are two ways to do it. We do have a future tense but most of the time we use the present to build the future and the other person can understand by context or by other words added to the sentence that specify time.
Our future tense which is the futuro semplice is often used for emphasizing that something will occur in the future, especially a far one.
Domani vado dal dottore Tomorrow I'm going to the doctor
Tra un anno andrò all'estero In a year I'll go abroad.
But the second one can also be said in the present tense as the first one. When speaking we don't really pay too much attention on it.
While writing, on the other hand, you may want to use the future tense more when referring to the future.
Let me share an article when I explain the other main verbs you need to know in Italian: Italian Grammar Overview.