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Future Tense (Conveying the future with werden)


I. Theory

Conveying the future tense in German is similar in its construction to English. Where English speakers use the auxiliary verb will, Germans use a conjugated form of werden + an infinitive. As with other tenses in German, the future can represent various nuanced forms found in English.

Ich werde sprechen.
I will speak.
I will be speaking.
I am going to speak.

Here, we see how werden is conjugated in the present tense:

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