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How do I say "will be" in Hungarian?

Which is correct, fogok lenni or leszek as "I will be"?

September 24, 2018

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/peter.kristof.hu

The correct one is "leszek". "Fogok lenni" can be understood but sounds bad. "Lenni" is an irregular verb.

We can express the future tense in two ways:
- present tense + an adverb of time, e.g. Jövőre Londonba utazom (Next year I will go to London)
- infinitive + the inflected form of "fog" [(én) fogok, (te) fogsz, (ő) fog, (mi) fogunk, (ti) fogtok, (ők) fognak], e.g. Győzni fogok (I will win)
(There are more meanings of "fog":
(ő) fog = he/she holds
fog = tooth)

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Plazation

im not using "fogok lenni" anymore. cheers

October 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SuomihhiChang-e

Thank you for replying. How about "be going to"?

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BrandedBastard

Same as above.

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SuomihhiChang-e

Thank you for all of your support! :)

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/peter.kristof.hu

English is much more sophisticated than Hungarian in tenses. Hungarian has only three tenses: past, present and future. The "be going to" phrase is also to be translated into the future tense. Possibly: "Készülök menni Londonba."

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Plazation

note: the passive is also formed using the future tense.

October 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jzsuzsi

The passive? In English or in Hungarian? In Hungarian, I don't see the connection. Do you have an example?

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Judy_Blue_Eyes

I used Google translate and got "leszek" as an answer.

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Plazation

i dont rly like google translate but you know what googles probably right this time

October 2, 2018
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