How do I say "will be" in Hungarian?
Which is correct, fogok lenni or leszek as "I will be"?
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)
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."
The passive? In English or in Hungarian? In Hungarian, I don't see the connection. Do you have an example?