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  • Use of ir to express future

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    Emilie PoyetE

    Hi James,
    Your doubt is perfectly valid here since the English translation doesn't change, but the Spanish structure does. Actually what happens in the second sentence is that it is not expressing a real future in Spanish, but rather an immediate action. Sometimes you can use a present tense in Spanish to express something that you're planning to do right away. So to translate more precisely, we could say:
    Voy a llamar a Sandra = I'm going to call Sandra > near future
    Yo llamo a Sandra (enseguida) = I'm calling Sandra (right away) > immediate action
    To avoid further confusions, we'll make sure the translation in English matches -even if it's not the most natural- in the next update. Thanks for pointing out this issue and enjoy the rest of level 5!

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