Futuro Próximo e Verbos Reflexivos

Tenho confusão…

How does one conjugate a reflexive verb in the futuro próximo tense?

Non-reflexive: Vou sair com meus amigos
Reflexive: Vou ??dirigir-se?? meus amigos

Using the verb assustar-se (to get scared) as an example, you’d have:

  • Present: Este filme de terror assusta-me. (This horror movie scares me)
  • Future: Este filme de terror vai assustar-me. (This horror movie will scare me)
  • Alternative future: Este filme de terror assustar-me-á. (This horror movie will scare me) - This one is way too formal/fancy; people don’t express the future like this in daily life.

The verb itself returns to its infinitive form. Then, the added pronoun has to change according to the person - me/te/se, etc.

There’s actually a series of Learning Notes on clitic pronouns in Practice Portuguese. If you search for “clitic pronouns”, you can find them all. Here’s one of them:

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Is there a difference in written vs spoken in this respect?

No difference. It’s also reserved for very formal writing :slight_smile:

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