Level 2 Lesson 1 / Future Tense / -ㄹ/을 거예요, 할 거예요

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Level 2 Lesson 1 introduces the future tense. Future tense is very easy to use once you learn how, so let’s get right into it! Listen to the audio podcast and be sure to check out the PDF as well! Thank you! 감사합니다!

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  • Bennett Seacrist

    내일 저는 아버지의 집에 갈 거요.

    Tomorrow I’m going to my dad’s house.

  • nofoofro

    What is the difference between 을 거예요 (taught in this lesson) and
    겠어요 (which I’ve seen elsewhere). Are they both future tense endings? Is one more formal than the other? 감사함니다 :)

    • Seokjin Jin

      You can use -겠어요 for present tense and future tense.

      If the subject is “me”, it will show the speaker’s intention or will.
      ex) 이런 실수는 다시 하지 않겠어요. I won’t do this mistake again.

      If the subject is the third person (like he or she), it will show the speak’s expectation, and the content is more related to recent circumstance and the nuance is stronger than -ㄹ 거예요.
      ex) 비가 오겠습니다. It will rain tomorrow.
      Actually, this expression is used in weather forecast.

      Concerning -(으)ㄹ 거예요, it shows the speaker’s will and guess.

      Because the nuance is little bit weaker, it sounds less reliable but it is used often when people say personal opinion.