- Ella va a comprar el libro. (She is going to buy a book)
This might seem confusing, since we just learned that ir + a describes where you’re going. The trick is to look for the infinitive verb. If it’s there, we’re talking about what we’re going to do, if it’s not, we’re talking about where we’re going.
- ir + a + infinitive:
Yo voy a estudiar esta noche. (I am going to study tonight)
- ir + a (no infinitive):
Yo voy al cine esta noche. (I am going to the cinema tonight)
- Use ir + a + infinitive to discuss plans and future events