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which are all the ways to form the future tense in Chinese ?

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    I just try to answer your question. In Chinese, we’re mainly using the way by adverbial adjuncts premodifying the verb predicate (adverbial adjunct+modified word (verb predicate)) to show the future ideas. The words can be used here as adverbial adjunct are listed as follows:
    将来、将要、将会、未来、来日、来年、日后、以后、之后
    准备、打算、想(要)、快……了、就要……了
    明天、后天、大后天、明年、后年、下(一)周、下个月、下个季度、下半年

    i.e. 劳拉[后天]去佛罗伦萨旅游。
    Laura is going to Florence for travel the day after tomorrow.

    Tempo futuro avverbiale。
    我看书。
    我明天看书。
    动词没有变化。通过时间状语来表示。

    future tense
    所以,在汉语里不强调“现在时态”、“将来时态”、“过去时态”。或者说,汉语没时态。
    这也是中国人学外语需要克服的困难之一。

    In Chinese, there is no tense in verbs. Not like italian, there are many conjugations of a verb. We simply use “会” as “will”. And we use "tense indicators" to express the tense of a sentence. For example, 明天是个好天气 is same as 明天会是个好天气 because 明天 has already indicated the future tense of this sentence. Don't worry too much about tenses in Chinese because we dont really care about that! LOL

    words of time 明年,然后,就 等等
    or / and
    words of intention 将,想,要,一定 等等

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