What is the future tense?

We use the future tense in German to talk about our plans for the future. This could be what you are going to have for tea this evening, or something you will do in many years to come.

In English it can mean that you 'will' or are 'going to' do something.

There are three steps to forming the future tense in German.

  1. Select your personal pronoun, eg ich, du, wir etc.
  2. Use part of the verb werden as an auxiliary verb.
  3. Select the infinitive verb you want to use. This goes to the end of the clause or sentence.