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Lesson 80: The future tense

Now we've learned the present continuous and the definite simple past, let's learn the future tense in Turkish. The future tense is formed by the suffix -(y)EcEk, followed by a personal suffix. If the k is followed by a vowel, it changes to a ğ instead.

Singular Plural
First person -(y)EcEğİm -(y)EcEğİz
Second person -(y)EcEksİn -(y)EcEksİnİz
Third person -(y)EcEk -(y)EcEk(lEr)
I will not come. Gelmeyeceğim.
You will go at nine o'clock, right? Saat dokuzda gideceksin, değil mi?
He will never die. Asla ölmeyecek.
We will find them. Onları bulacağız.
You will feel well in a bit. Birazdan iyi hissedeceksiniz.
They won't be here. Burada olmayacaklar.

When making questions with the future tense, the personal ending comes behind the question particle. The exception to this is the plural suffix for the third person plural, which comes after the verb.

Will I die? Ölecek miyim?
Will you call me? Beni arayacak mısın?
What will you do? Ne yapacaksın?
Won't he come? Gelmeyecek mi?
Won't we go? Gitmeyecek miyiz?
When will we go? Ne zaman gideceğiz?
Will you come by car? Arabayla mı geleceksiniz?
Will they understand? Anlayacaklar mı?

Here the question particle is placed after arabayla because we would like to know in which way you come rather than whether you come or not.

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