Future Tense

Russian Verbs: Future Tense


Verbs in Russian Future Tense are used to describe actions that will take place at any time in the future.

Russian Future Tense has two forms: Compound and Simple.


Usage of Compound form




Russian compound verb form is similar to Simple Future Tense in English.

Let's analyze our example: Ма́ша бу́дет чита́ть

Ма́ша - the subject

бу́дет - Future form of the verb "быть" (to be)

чита́ть - Infinitive (Imperfective aspect) of the verb "чита́ть" (to read)

To build the Compound form of Russian Future Tense use the structure below


SUBJECT + WILL + INFINITIVE VERB (Imperfective aspect)


 Быть (to be) 
Fututre Tense
Ябу́ду 
Ты (informal)бу́дешь 
Онбу́дет
Оно́
Она́
Мыбу́дем 
Вы (formal/pl)бу́дете 
Они бу́ду 



  Related:

Aspects of Russian verbs

Russian conjugated verbs



Usage of Simple Form



Let's analyze our example: Ма́ша прочита́ет.

Ма́ша - the subject.

прочита́ет - Present form of the verb прочита́ть (Infinitive form of perfective aspect).

To build the Simple form of Russian Future Tense:

1. Take the infinitive form of the verb in perfective aspect and conjugate it according to the rules of Present tense

2.  Use the structure below to build the sentence.


SUBJECT + CONJUGATED VERB IN PRESENT TENSE (Perfective aspect)


Прочита́ть (to read) 
Present tense
Япрочита́ю
Ты (informal)прочита́ешь
Онпрочита́ет
Она́
Оно́
Мыпрочита́ем
Вы (formal/pl)прочита́ете
Они́прочита́ют



Related: 

Aspects of Russian verbs

Past Tense

Present Tense



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