The future tense (future I) in German is used to specify actions that will take place in the future. You can use the Futur I in German for different reasons. Find them in the table below.
|To express future events||Heute wird es regnen.||Today it is going to rain.|
|To make an assumption in the present||In 30 Jahren wird das Eröl leer sein.||In 30 year the mineral oil will be empty.|
|To talk about certain plans||Morgen werde ich joggen gehen.||Tomorrow I will go jogging.|
|To give an order (as an alternative to the imperative)||Du wirst jetzt nach Hause kommen.||You will come home now.|
|To make a promise||Ich werde da sein.||I will be there.|
There are some marker words, that typically signal the use of future tense in German.
|Morgen / morgen früh/Nachmittag/Abend||Tomorrow /tomorrow morning/afternoon/evening|
|In 2/4/10 Tagen||In 2/4/10 days|
|Nächstes Jahr / nächste Woche / nächsten Monat||next week / month / year|
|Heute Abend / Nacht||This evening / night|
If the context clearly indicates, that the actions will take place in the future, sometimes the present tense is used, especially in spoken German, e.g. 'morgen fahre ich nach Hamburg' (Tomorrow I drive to Hamburg).
To form the future I of weak and strong verbs, the only thing you have to watch out for, is the right construction:
|er/ sie/ es||wird|
You have to watch out, because the infinitive form of the full verb always comes at the end of the sentence!
See some example sentences below:
There is a special use of the future I tense. Especially when used in combination with one of the adverbs sicher, schon, vielleicht or wohl, the future I is also used to indicate present or future probabilities or likelihoods. See the examples below:
It's pretty easy to learn this tense, because there are no exceptions of the rule of construction. Also do our exercises to test your knowledge about the future I tense in German.
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