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will

modal verb  us   /wɪl, wəl/ (present tense will)

will modal verb (FUTURE)

used only with the base forms of verbs when referring to the future: Claire will be five years old next month. Note: The negative contraction is won’t.

will modal verb (INTENTION)

(past tense would  /wʊd, wəd/ ) used to express your intentions: This time I will learn from my mistakes. Note: The negative contraction is won’t.

will modal verb (REQUEST)

(past tense would  /wʊd, wəd/ ) used to ask or tell someone to do something: Will you give me her address, please? You will do it because I said so! (past tense would  /wʊd, wəd/ ) Will can be used as a polite way of inviting someone to do something, or of offering someone something: Will you come in?Note: The negative contraction is won’t.

will modal verb (CAN)

(past tense would  /wʊd, wəd/ ) used to refer to what is possible; to be able to do something: This car will seat six people comfortably. Note: The negative contraction is won’t.

will modal verb (ACCEPTANCE)

(past tense would  /wʊd, wəd/ ) used to say that behavior which usually happens is acceptable because it is expected: Boys will be boys.
Translations of “will”
in Arabic سَوْف, يُريد, هَلْ؟…
in Korean (미래를 예측하여)-일 것이다, (의지의 의미로)-할 것이다, 부탁을 할 때 쓰임…
in Malaysian kebebasan bertindak, kemahuan, wasiat…
in French volonté, désir, testament…
in Turkish ...acek/ecak, ...er/acak/ecek, ...mısınız/misiniz…
in Italian usato per esprimere il futuro, volere, usato per chiedere a qualcuno di fare qualcosa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 將來, 將,將要…
in Russian вспом. гл. для образования формы будущего времени, намереваться, собираться…
in Polish wyraża przyszłość, chcieć, zechcieć…
in Vietnamese ý chí, quyết tâm, di chúc…
in Spanish voluntad, albedrío, testamento…
in Portuguese usado para falar sobre o que vai acontecer no futuro, usado para falar sobre o que alguém ou algo está disposto a fazer ou é capaz de fazer, usado para pedir algo a alguém…
in Thai การตัดสินใจ, ความต้องการ, พินัยกรรม…
in German der Wille, Letzter Wille, das Testament…
in Catalan s’utilitza per a parlar del futur amb certesa, s’utilitza per a expressar el que algú vol o pot fer, s’utilitza per a demanar a algú que faci alguna cosa…
in Japanese (文法)未来を示す助動詞, ~(する)つもりだ, (疑問文で)~してくれませんか…
in Indonesian kemauan, keinginan, surat wasiat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 将来, 将,将要…
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