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Turkish Language Turkish Grammar: Future Tense

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How to Express the Future Tense in Turkish
Future Tense in Turkish

Merhaba everybody 😎


In today's lesson you will learn how to express the future tense in Turkish.

There are many ways to express future in Turkish but in general, we use the terminations -ecek and -acak.


Happy learning! :)


Rules[edit | edit source]

The conjugation of the future tense in Turkish is very similar to other European languages.


First, you need to take the root of the verb and add the future tense to the end. You can form the future tense in Turkish with the -ecek and -acak additions.


For example, you should start with the verb "to love" (sevmek). The verbal root is sev-. The future addition is, in the first singular, -eceğim. So it will be: sev + eceğim.

"I will always love you (Seni daima seveceğim)". You don't need to use "I" (ben) at the beginning of the sentence because you already express "I" with the -ecek addition. Only if you want to emphasize, you can add the first pronoun "I" (ben).


It works the same way as other European languages. For example, if you want to say "I love you" in Italian, you would say "ti amo". The verb is amare and the verb stem is -am. The first singular addition is -o. Namely the complete sentence is amo. It's the same in Turkish.


Here is the formula to use:

PRONOUNS + VERB + (ECEK / ACAK)


For instance,

  • Ben gideceğim. ➡ I will go.
  • Sen gideceksin. ➡ You will go.
  • O gidecek. ➡ He/She/It will go.
  • Biz gideceğiz.➡ We will go.
  • Siz gideceksiniz. ➡ You will go.
  • Onlar gidecek(ler). ➡ They will go.

Conjugation[edit | edit source]

Turkish English
Pronouns Suffixes
ben -eceğim I will
sen -eceksin you will
o -ecek he/she/it will
biz -eceğiz we will
siz -eceksiniz you will
onlar -ecekler they will

Examples[edit | edit source]

  • Ben geleceğim: I will come
  • Sen geleceksin: you will come

ENGLISH TURKISH PRONUNCIATION ENGLISH
I WILL COME BEN GELECEĞİM behn geh leh jeh eh ihm
YOU WILL COME SEN GELECEKSİN sehn geh leh jehk sihn
HE / SHE / IT

WILL COME

O GELECEK oh geh leh jehk
WE WILL COME BİZ GELECEĞİZ bihz geh leh jeh eh ihz
YOU WILL COME SİZ GELECEKSİNİZ sihz geh leh jehk sih nihz
THEY

WILL COME

ONLAR

GELECEKLER

ohn lahr

geh leh jehk lehr

I WILL COME

HOME

BEN EVE

GELECEĞİM

behn eh veh

geh leh jeh eh ihm

YOU WILL COME

HOME

SEN EVE

GELECEKSİN

sehn eh veh

geh leh jehk sihn

HE WILL COME

HOME

O EVE

GELECEK

oh eh veh

geh leh jehk

WE WILL COME

HOME

BİZ EVE

GELECEĞİZ

bihz eh veh

geh leh jeh eh ihz

YOU WILL COME

HOME

SİZ EVE

GELECEKSİNİZ

sihz eh veh

geh leh jehk sih nihz

THEY WILL

COME HOME

ONLAR EVE

GELECEKLER

ohn lahr

eh veh geh leh jehk lehr

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