"Ich spreche morgen mit dir."

Translation:I will speak to you tomorrow.

January 4, 2013



Even though there is a separate future tense in German, the present tense (Präsens) can also be used to refer to events in the future. So there's nothing in this sentence apart from the word "morgen" that tells us we are dealing with a future event.

That's a difference to English - apart from certain exceptions such as the "timetable future" (The train arrives at four o' clock), the future tense has to be used in English to refer to events in the future.

January 4, 2013


Except for the word "morgen", what makes this sentence a future tense sentence?

January 4, 2013


Since German is pretty complicate, they always look for tricks to make it easier like:

  • using the present tense instead of the future (it happens in other languages as well... in Italian to some extent... in Japanese always, they even have no future tense as far as I understood)

  • implying words that can be understood when you use modal verbs

  • ... nothing else pop up to my mind now, but I hope you understood what I mean. :)

February 23, 2013


why is "i will speak with you tomorrow" wrong??????

March 19, 2013


Speak with - when the person you are in a conversation with someone, when he/she actually talks back.

Speak to - when you speak to a person or group of people who just listen and do not respond in any way, like in a speech or auditorium or symposium.


June 4, 2013

  • 2016

@tsilis: "I will speak with you tomorrow" should be accepted.

May 18, 2013


did you report

July 24, 2013


Why isn't 'I will speak to you in the morning' accepted?

June 1, 2013


morning - der Morgen, tomorrow - morgen

June 4, 2013


'I speak tomorrow with you' is correct and verified by a native German!

September 25, 2015


'I speak tomorrow with you' is improper english though.

May 9, 2016


shouldn't it be "Ich werde morgen mit dir sprechen" ?

May 9, 2016


Can some one reply for this?

February 8, 2017


See my first comment above.

In German, you can use both the present tense (Ich spreche morgen mit dir) or the future tense (Ich werde morgen mit dir sprechen) in this sentence. Both versions are fine and mean the same thing.

February 8, 2017


"I'll speak with you tomorrow" was rejected.

May 23, 2018
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