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

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: English
Category: Language



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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:

    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。

    future tense

    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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